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Doctor insights on: What Are The Benefits Of Bitter Melon Arthritis

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Help can bitter melon help lower triglycerides?

Help can bitter melon help lower triglycerides?

No: Be sure you do not have thyroid disease, drink only limited amounts of alcohol or none at all and exercise regularly. If you are overweight: loose weight. If they are really high, you may need medications under supervision.
Fish oil may help. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Is bitter melon high in potassium?

Is bitter melon high in potassium?

No: This is practically a staple in asian diets but is mostly water and carbohydrates. It has little potassium or salt for that matter. ...Read more

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Does bitter melon really reduce the chances of diabetes?

Does bitter melon really reduce the chances of diabetes?

Can help treat it: I'm not aware of research showing bitter melon preventing diabetes (though it could) but studies show it can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www. Diabetes. Co.Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon. Html
it will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet ; other herbs ; nutrients- see http://bit. Ly/1fuhuyp
if I had diabetes I would try a raw food diet- see http://bit. Ly/14ozp4j. ...Read more

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Is bitter melon high in purines? Can it also trigger gout?

Is bitter melon high in purines? Can it also trigger gout?

Gout foods: Melon has been shown to be good for patients with gout as it may help lower uric acid. If you find yourself craving sweet things such as sodas or high fructose drinks, switch instead to eating blueberries, strawberries, melons, and other satisfying sweet fruit. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is bitter melon by capsules alternative to medication for type 2 diabetes?

I wanted to know is bitter melon by capsules alternative to medication for type 2 diabetes?

No: Bitter melon capsules are not alternatives to the allopathic medications, used for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. Please make an appointment with your PCP and discuss. Thanks ...Read more

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Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Does bitter melon from Southeast Asia help diabetics by lowering blood sugar?

Yes: Studies show bitter melon can be beneficial in treating diabetes- see http://www.Diabetes.Co. Uk/natural-therapies/bitter-melon. Html
It will help best if combined with a healthy low-glycemic diet & other herbs & nutrients- see http://bit. Ly/1fuhuyp
If I had diabetes I would try a raw food diet- see http://bit. Ly/14ozp4j ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Is there any evidence that bitter melon and cinnamon help to lower blood glucose level?

Yes, see below:: Yes, there is evidence that both of these are effective in lowering blood sugar. Most of the studies on bitter melon are animal studies so more research is needed but many have found it effective- see http://tinyurl. Com/zygunvx and look at the 2013 article it links to.
The evidence on cinnamon is more contradictory. Like all medicines, it helps some more than others: http://tinyurl. Com/h8h29fj ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin, voctoza and other meds?

Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin, voctoza and other meds?

Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more

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Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Nope: No. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more

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Why is bitter melon not advisable to be eaten by pregnant women?

Why is bitter melon not advisable to be eaten by pregnant women?

Possible miscarriage: It is thought that eating a large amount of bitter melon might cause miscarriage or pre-term labor. Many women do have some in pregnancy without ill effects but it might be wise to avoid. See http://naturalmedicinejournal. Com/article_content. Asp? Edition=1;section=2;article=371
; http://ehealthforum. Com/health/dangers-of-bittergourd-during-pregnancy-t371406-a1.Html. ...Read more

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Can I eat bitter melon during my pregnancy?

Can I eat bitter melon during my pregnancy?

Bitter melon: It's OK but don't take too much! Enjoy your pregnancy and new baby! ...Read more

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Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Diabetes: The most important thing with Diabetes is to tightly control your blood glucose. There are many natural and prescription medications out there, but the disease will slowly take its toll on your body, even under good control, eventually. I encourage you to NOT make decisions about your medication regimen, and to see an Endocrinologist for control of your diabetes, or you may suffer consequences! ...Read more

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If psoriatic arthritis is a "t" cell malfunction, does exercise have benefit?

If psoriatic arthritis is a "t" cell malfunction, does exercise have benefit?

Yes: Exercise, when properly designed to be low impact, is good for not just arthritis but also your wellbeing and self esteem. Medication is still given to make exercise less painful. Exercise alone will not be enough to treat psoriatic arthritis unfortunately. ...Read more

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I am trying to file for SSI benefits I have a.Packet to have my dr to fill out, for depression and arthritis do you think he will help meme?

I am trying to file for SSI benefits I have a.Packet to have my dr to fill out, for depression and arthritis do you think he will help meme?

Both are treatable!: Both are treatable! You should not drop out. Are you being treated by specialists in rheumatology for your arthritis, or a psychiatrist for depression? If not, I would not endorse your disability. You may take this as harsh, but over the past 4 years, I've had a six-fold increase in disability claims. I only endorse one tenth! ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

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Are there more risks or benefits with use of weekly methotrexate as injection vs oral for arthritis or ctds. Why is oral usually prescribed?

Are there more risks or benefits with use of weekly methotrexate as injection vs oral for arthritis or ctds. Why is oral usually prescribed?

No: There is no increased risk in fact many believe the injectable form is better as it gets directly into bloodstream and does not depend on absorption from the gut. ...Read more

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Do people with rheumatoid arthritis benefit from steroids?

Do people with rheumatoid arthritis benefit from steroids?

Yes: Steroids play a role in both the short and longterm treatment of ra. We use steroids for flares of the disease but also in newly diagosised patients to get control of disease. The higher the dose and longer use of Prednisone increases the potential side effects of ra. The good news we have multiple other medications to treat RA and we use these meds to try and get patient off or down on steroids. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. What can I take to benefit both?

What to do if I have rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. What can I take to benefit both?

Very Different: Medications that help RA are anti-inflammatories and they don't treat FMS well. Medications that help FMS are neurological and don't treat RA well. To benefit both - clean, healthy eating; moderate exercise; sleep. It's a tough combination to have. ...Read more

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Are there benefits in having knee arthroscopic surgery for arthritis?

Are there benefits in having knee arthroscopic surgery for arthritis?

Possibly: There was a studydone in texas a few years ago that suggested that arthroscopy forknee problems was not more effective than placebo.Having said that I have seen people improve as well as no improvement after arthroscopy. If there is a clear cut meniscus tear, arthroscopy can be helpful. If there is generalized arthritis, I feel it is less likely to be helpful. Others may have a different opinion. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of drinking cinnamon honey water? Can it really help with arthritis & weight loss? Are there any sides effects of this as well?

What are the benefits of drinking cinnamon honey water? Can it really help with arthritis & weight loss? Are there any sides effects of this as well?

Take the cinnamon!: Take cinnamon, which has mild diabetic benefits and is a potent anti-oxidant. Taking honey water gives you useless sugar calories which will not promote weight loss! ...Read more

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I read that when using Naproxen for chronic conditions (i.e.arthritis), it may take 2 weeks to get the full benefit. Is the same true of all NSAIDs?

I read that when using Naproxen for chronic conditions (i.e.arthritis), it may take 2 weeks to get the full benefit. Is the same true of all NSAIDs?

More or less: Naproxen has a fairly short half life. Other NSAIDs such as nabumetone or oxaprozin have much longer half lives and in that case it will take the medication longer to reach a steady state. None the less, two weeks to a month is usually plenty of time to decide if a NSAID is helping or not. ...Read more

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Is pure cod liver oil (seven seas) any benefit towards prevention for arthritis? Is it an help to those who already suffer from arthritis too? Thanks

??: It is basically vit A and D in limited doses it is a supplement but getting too much A is a real possibility as far as arthritis I really do not know BUT I would doubt it having a very sig effect ...Read more

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Could I claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could I claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Celery, carrot, cucumber, banana, apple, mango, water melon puree is this good for my health and what benefits could I get? I'm now 36 yrs. Old,

Celery, carrot, cucumber, banana, apple, mango, water melon puree is this good for my health and what benefits could I get? I'm now 36 yrs. Old,

Sounds yummy: I trust you are not adding a lot of sugar. This has vitamins and minerals and the key is that you are eating this instead of the salty / sugary / greasy stuff most people overeat. There's no magic in the fruits and vegetables, but it's a great choice and a move toward a healthier lifestyle generally. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits in bitter kola and what are its side effects?

Bitter kola: Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/158822-uses-of-garcinia-kola/

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Can chiropractic benefit artiritis pain in the hip?

Can chiropractic benefit artiritis pain in the hip?

Often they can.: Discuss this option with your medical provider. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more