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What Are The Benefits Of Bitter Melon 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I read that cyder vinegar and honey is helpful for arthritis pain. I am not feeling any benefits after two weeks of a tablespoon of each in hot water.
Many folk remedies:
Are valuable....and helpful for those who like to avoid chemicals...THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!
Hope this helps!
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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?
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
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
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
Bitter kola: Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/158822-uses-of-garcinia-kola/Get a more detailed answer ›
Often they can.: Discuss this option with your medical provider. ...Read more