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What Are Some Good Natural Remedies For 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
Absolutely none: There are none, period....... The longer the use of specific disease meds is delayed, the greater the risk for irreversible damage and deformity. ...Read more
Balance: There is really no cure for arthritis. Beware of comparing stories with other people on the internet because you don't know the severity of what they are calling arthritis. Eat a healthy diet, participate in non-impact exercise on a routine basis (walking, swimming, biking), pilates and yoga are great exercises to maintain flexibility. Don't give up! ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema is a common skin problem--often worse in winter due to greater dryness. Moisture with creams, not lotions is a great start. Avoiding excessive soap or hot water can help. Cortisone creams for flares can help. There may not be a permanent cure, but your doctor can get you on a regimen that will help you live without so much trouble. Make an appt. ...Read more
Symptom relief: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No proven remedies!: Common colds are self-limited and there are no proven 'cures'. Some claim that extra vitamin c and echinacea based supplements help. Simple treatments such as rest, drinking extra fluids, eating healthy, avoiding stress, using saline nasal spray may help to shorten the duration of a cold. Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve/motrin are useful for associated headache or fever. ...Read more
Depends: It may be diet you are eating, if so, try to avoid certain foods esp. Spicy and greasy ones and things like coffee and try tea instead which is good for gastritis. Also a little ginger ale sometimes helps esp. With nausea. Also avoid orange juice and citrus as this is also very acid as well. ...Read more
Diet, meds: Aside from changing diet and possible medications causing gout, the two common drugs to lower uric acid are Allopurinol and uloric. Rarely, probenecid is used. A new infusion, krystexxa, (pegloticase) is necessary very rarely. During flares, anti-inflammatories, ice and rest are helpful. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several.: Omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-oxidants (grapeseed extract), losing weight, bracing, splinting, exercise appropriate non-traumatic activity. Warm heat for chronic pain. Capsacin cream applied to hands and feet. Several others. The effectiveness is moderate for pain relief in arthritis and rheumatism. ...Read more
Immune balancing: Please understand that inflamamtion can lead to anxiety symptoms (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9450372). The inflammation may show up as allergies, headaches, eczema, diarrhea, constipation.... If the immune system is in good balance, then the great supplements dr. Baker recommended will work that much more effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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