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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more


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What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats ; large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above ; see diabetic provider. Of note, a small particle size diet has recently been shown effective in gastroparesis too. ...Read more

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What main foods are the best to eat when you have diabetes?

What main foods are the best to eat when you have diabetes?

Best foods...: Not to eat is easier see my diet sheet handout at www.Schwartzdiabetesdoc.Com newsletter #3. ...Read more

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What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

What foods should you eat if you have arthritis in the knees?

Healthier diet: I counsel my patients to decrease their intake of red meat, avoid fried foods, eat more green and brightly colored vegetables, less white flour and white veggies like potatoes, eat fruits and berries, more fish intake and overall less simple carbs. Stay away from soft drinks (diet or not), decrease or eliminate artificial sweeteners. In the supermarket, more "whole foods" andless processed stuff. ...Read more

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What are some good foods to eat when you have chronic heartburn? I know what to avoid but am unsure of what I should eat.

What are some good foods to eat when you have chronic heartburn? I know what to avoid but am unsure of what I should eat.

Dairy: Milk, cheese, yoghurt, breads, rice, saltine crackers, vegetables, ground turkey, fish without spicy sauces or lemons, chicken, white sauce pizza, water, Gatorade-clear or grape, crystal light. Rice and potatoes too ...Read more

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What are some foods recommended to eat when you have gall stones? I know what foods to avoid. Im looking for ideas of what i can eat

What are some foods recommended to eat when you have gall stones? I know what foods to avoid. Im looking for ideas of what i can eat

Fatty Foods: The GB is stimulated by fat so try to avoid these, otherwise, there are no foods that will cure this condition. YOU sound like it's tim,e for a cholecystectomy ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat when you have a really bad headache?

What are the best foods to eat when you have a really bad headache?

Migraine triggers: Well! diferent people respond differently to different food. To some chocolate and caffeine help relieving headches. In others they give headaches. Spicy and punjent smell food may trigger headaches. However, hydration always help relieving headaches. ...Read more

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What foods are best to eat when you have chronic gastritis?

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What foods are best to eat when you have chronic gastritis?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. ...Read more

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What foods are best to eat when you have a stomach ache?

What foods are best to eat when you have a stomach ache?

Bland: It depends on the cause. If you are actually talking about the stomach itself ,, bland would be my answer. NO caffeine or pop or acid type products. If you are talking about the 'stomach' as the abdomen in general . If you are having diarrhea or gaseous issues see your doctor for further advice for both situations. ...Read more

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I'm looking to change my eating habits but am not sure where to start. How do you determine what the best foods to eat? I'm looking to change my eating habits but am not sure where to start. How do you determine what the best foods are for you to eat? Are

Hello. : Hello. There are whole books written on this subject. One of the most important things to remember is that it is recommended that you get at least 5 servings of vegetables per day and at least 4 servings of fruit. Buying organic can be healthiest. Sometimes working with a dietician can be very beneficial or just buying a good book on the matter. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am trying to find out what kind of foods are good to eat to help your body if you have gout.

I am trying to find out what kind of foods are good to eat to help your body if you have gout.

Gout diet: Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, berries, color greens salads. Avoid high protein diet. Drink 8 glasses of pure water per day. Usually medical treatment is necessary as diet along will not control most of gout problems. ...Read more

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Can i eat cinnamon. What are foods that are best.For me to eat in the first trimester?

Can i eat cinnamon. What are foods that are best.For me to eat in the first trimester?

Spices: Just eating a well balanced diet in general is your best bet supplemented with a prenatal vitamin and possibly extra folic acid. Cinnamon is used in alot of processed foods like cereal, cookies, etc. I know of no restrictions on eating foods that contain cinnamon in pregnancy. However, there are lots of old wives tales out there regarding spices and other foods. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate foods to eat when you have your period?

What is the most appropriate foods to eat when you have your period?

Foods: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with doctor's approval. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. Avoid junk carbs. ...Read more

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What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

What are best foods to eat if you have a spastic colon?

Frequency: It's not so much that there is a particular type of food that causes problems with spastic colon. Any food or stretching of the colon will cause the sensation of pain and cramping and bloating. More frequent meals and smaller sized meals are usually a better way to go.Fiber and probiotics have also been shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been told what to avoid during an ulcer but what are some specific foods that are okay to eat ?

I have been told what to avoid during an ulcer but what are some specific foods that are okay to eat ?

Depends: Alcohol, smoking, NSAIDs will definitely worsen your condition. Different foods may cause discomfort for people with ulcers like coffee, milk, food with pepper. Avoiding any food that causes discomfort to you is the smart option. ...Read more

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I have been on Dianabol for almost a week. What is the best meals to eat and what are the foods i need to avoid?

I have been on Dianabol for almost a week. What is the best meals to eat and what are the foods i need to avoid?

Anabolic steroid: If this is prescribed, your physician is your best guide. If it's for bodybuilding, it's your decision & i hope you know your local laws. Get plenty of lean protein and avoid very greasy / sugary stuff that'll rob you of definition. Should you notice any personality / behavioral changes, please stop using -- i don't want you to do anything you'll regret. Most woman prefer a natural bodybuilder. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are good soft foods to eat if you have a hurt jaw?

Can you explain what are good soft foods to eat if you have a hurt jaw?

Options: Provided you have no allergies, basically any foods that do not require a lot of chewing can be consumed. Scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, soft pasta, rice, grits, etc. are some foods you can start out with. ...Read more

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Any intuitive books on what to eat and what not to eat if you have hypothyroidism? I've heard certain vegetables are not good to eat, why is that?

Any intuitive books on what to eat and what not to eat if you have hypothyroidism? I've heard certain vegetables are not good to eat, why is that?

No problem: I am not aware of any food restrictions for people with hypothyroidism under treatment. People with untreated autoimmune thyroid disease should avoid excess iodine in their diet. Once you are on thyroid hormone replacement, you just want to make sure you take the medication on an empty stomach and wait at least 40 min before eating. ...Read more

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What's the best updated way to treat the osteoarthritis?

What's the best updated way to treat the osteoarthritis?

2nd opinion: There are too many strange doc opinions for osteoarthritis. Get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on opinion. Money is well spent! ...Read more

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People say walking is the best for osteoarthritis, but how comees it hurt?

See details: At age 39, i would question if you have oa severe enough to cause that degree of pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a woman who has osteoarthritis and has to loose weight?

What is the best diet for a woman who has osteoarthritis and has to loose weight?

Anti-inflammatory: The anti- inflammatory diet is rich in vegetables, low in grains, avoids refined and processed foods, including sugar and alcohol. Includes fatty fish and flax. Spices like turmeric, ginger, rosemary, and frankincense are strongly anti- inflammatory. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

What are the best treatments to treat osteoarthritis?

Osteorarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a wear and tear kind of arthritis. Usually the medications are to treat the symptoms, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen and sometimes stronger narcotic. Glucosamine has shown to slow down progression, exercise is helpful and eventually surgery for joint replacement is needed. May time steroid injections in the joint may help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for gout and osteoarthritis?

D J D: Both gout and osteoarthritis are serious destructive joint diseases. Gout is a systemic disease that is best treated with oral medication to control uric acid over production/under excretion. Both gout and osteoarthritis can be treated with nsaids. However gout can be treated with uloric, probenecid or colcrys. These three oral agents are specific for the treatment of gout. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment or therapy for osteoarthritis? Heat or cold?

What's the best treatment or therapy for osteoarthritis? Heat or cold?

Like a motor: Think of a motor like your car's engine. A cold (stiff) engine does better when heated and a stiff joint benefits from heat. An overworked engine or joint needs to cool down. ...Read more

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I am interested in optimising my health with mild Crohn's disease and osteoarthritis what are the best supplements?

I am interested in optimising my health with mild Crohn's disease and osteoarthritis what are the best supplements?

Misinformed?: I would bet you that the doctor who knows and cares for you has not recommended supplements. Supplements do not optimize your health. They optimize the wallets of those who produce them. I would follow your doctor's advise for good health in your conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs?

No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more

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What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

What is the best topical treatment for knee pain osteoarthritis in elderly?

Diclofenac: In the U.S., diclofenac is a prescription anti-inflammatory often put into a gel or a cream that can be applied to the knee between 1 and 4 times a day to relieve the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Other similar options, less commonly used, are available. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarke holmes ...Read more

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I have severe osteoarthritis in both of my knees surgeries on both knees. I would like to exercise running what is the best shoes for my case?

I have severe osteoarthritis in both of my knees surgeries on both knees. I would like to exercise running what is the best shoes for my case?

Running would not be: a good choice for exercise. Any impact exercise will cause your DJD to progress faster good/perfect shoes or not. Walking outside or treadmill, not running is a good substitute or swimming even better. ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur in the shoulder. Is the best treatment surgery?

No: Surgery should be the last resort. I recommend trying injections first-prednisone or synthetic joint fluid (like synvisc) can be helpful. The only indications for surgery are pain and inability to move. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?

What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?

Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read more

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My father is suffering from osteoarthritis level 3 for 2years. What analgesic and joint supplement would be the best for him?

My father is suffering from osteoarthritis level 3 for 2years. What analgesic and joint supplement would be the best for him?

Osteoarthritis: Medications like ibuprofen /naoroxen should be helpful for pain control unless not tolerated well in the past.There is no strong evidence that supplements of any sort work on arthritis symptoms. That’s true even for glucosamine and chondroitin. Those are 2 supplements people seem to think help with arthritis. If you decide to try any supplements or herbs, check with your doctor or nurse before taking them. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants work well for back pain and osteoarthritis? If so, are tca's the best such as amitriptyline?

Do antidepressants work well for back pain and osteoarthritis?  If so, are tca's the best such as  amitriptyline?

It can help: clinical studies has shown that the use of anti depressant in addition to non narcotics pain medication in chronic pain situation would help keep the pain down and minimize the need for narcotic pain medicine.and keep the patient functional. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage pain from osteoarthritis? What medicine (or other means) works best to relieve severe pain from osteoarthritis?

Many things: Even though you have arthritis, you need to find a way to continue to exercise. Non-impact things are the best -- swimming, biking, etc. Depending on where the arthritis is can also tailor your treatment. Even just a little exercise each day makes a difference. Medicine includes tylenol (acetaminophen) and anti-inflammatories. Consult with your primary physician to make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more

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My osteoarthritis is giving me lots of pain who would be best 2 see chiro , oestopath, physio ?

My osteoarthritis is giving me lots of pain who would be best 2 see chiro , oestopath, physio ?

A rheumatologist: How about a rheumatologist? They are the doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. ...Read more

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