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Sour Cherry Juice Rheumatoid Arthritis
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Natural treatment: There's little evidence that Aloe Vera has any medicinal benefit. You could try it but doesn't replace prescribed medications by a rheumatologist. Good luck :) ...Read more
It might: A number of laboratory and animal studies suggest that mangosteen has significant anti-inflammatory effects. And a few small-scale studies in humans indicate that the juice helps reduce blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a substance associated with inflammation, which may be caused by widespread infection or disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. But the studies that found this reduction in CRP were not conducted with people who have arthritis. And not everybody who has arthritis has elevated CRP. So at this point, while the data appears promising, it's too early to say what role mangosteen juice has in treating arthritis symptoms. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. Despite its name, mangosteen is not related to the mango. The mangosteen fruit is the size and shape of a tangerine, with a thick, dark rind and creamy flesh. Mangosteen is marketed as a supplement, both as a juice and in capsule form. ...Read more
Psoriatic arthritis: Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. ...Read more
No: There is no problem with these fruits. ...Read more
Tried ginger apple cider vinegar aloe vera juice amd tart cheeey.acid is 10.3. no response to norco7.5 severe pain toe is black red purple. Nsaid alg?
Acute gout attack: You are describing acute gout of your toe. You mean your blood uric acid level is 10.3. This is very high and is gout zone for sure. The toe is usual site of acute gout. You have to rest your feet, elevate them, stay off as much as possible; norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) will not stop gout. You need an NSAID for 5-10 days or injection of cortisone. ...Read more
Tomatoes and gout: Gout can be caused by eating a diet high in the purines. This would include organ meats, beef, lamb, alcohol, seafoods, legumes to name a few. Foods that are low in purines include tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, grains, fruits, eggs. Therefore, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are considered good foods to eat if you have chronic issues with gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, there is some: evidence that tart/sour cherries are helpful anti-oxidants...most fruits and vegetables are and I'm not sure tart cherries are that much better. Claims of pain relief and sleeping aid are unproven but have been reported. Most people will compare the "number of cherry equivalents" in juice vs capsules and factor in whether they like the taste of the juice. A wide selection of fruits/veggies is best ...Read more
Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?
Yes : Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html. ...Read more
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
Will eating many fruits in a day cause diabetes or high blood sugar? (20 blueberries ,10 grapes pieces, 1 tomato,1 orange and 1 apple)
Food and diabetes : Using our current knowledge of how patients become diabetic there is currently no evidence that certain foods cause diabetes. Since the risk of type 2 diabetes tends to increase with increasing weight changes in diet to either prevent weight gain or to help people to loss weight if they are overweight or obese can be very effective on preventing diabetes ...Read more
I take 10 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily and would like to begin drinking 6-8 oz tart cherry juice daily. Are there any problems with Lipitor (atorvastatin) and tart cherry juice?
None that I'm : Aware of but check with your pharmacist, to b sure. ...Read more
I have widespread joint pain, swelling. C-reactive protein <0.5 mg/dl, rheumatoid arthritis factor<8.6 iu/ml, sed rate 15mm/hr. Rheumatoid arthritis?
Polyarthralgia: You should be seen in person by a rheumatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
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