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What Foods Make Degenerative Arthritis Worse
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
Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the wet!: It is the fall in barometric pressure that increases pain and discomfort, not rain per se. This was shown by the "founding" of rheumatology by joseph hollander, md, at the univ. Of penn. In philadelphia in the early 50's. The faster and steeper the drop on pressure, the more discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: Food only affects a herniated disc if it's contributing to obesity. Lifestyle, like leading a sedentary lifestyle, or overdoing activity when your body isn't ready for it, can contribute. It is important to stretch, exercise, strengthen the paraspinous muscles, and keep your weight at a healthy level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods for Arthritis: Cauliflower contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and vitamin k. Vitamin k helps regulates the inflammatory response, and omega-3 fatty acids is a type of fat believed to have anti-inflammatory abilities. Cauliflower also contains selenium, a substance that helps strengthen the immune system, and indole-3-carbinol, a molecule to prevent inflammation. ...Read more
Knees make crunching and popping sounds. Hurts to kneel, squat, etc. I have rheumatoid arthritis in knees & ankles, not sure if related. Any ideas?
Knee popping: You need to follow up with a Rheumatologist particularly at your age. You will need follow up xrays and labs. if this is due to your RA, your Rheumatologist will be able to tell by your xray and labs. There are great treatments for RA now, but they need to be started as early as possible and you need close follow up. ...Read more
How do docs tell the difference between regular degenerative changes in facet joints and ankylosing spondylitis or autoimmune on imagine(mri, xrays etc?
See below: Each have distinct finding by x-rays. A MRI is even better. With contrast on a mri, you can detect whether ankylosing spondylitis is active or not and it can detect early changes unlike a x-ray which may not have changes early on x-ray. A MRI with contrast can also distinguish whether or not anylosing spondylitis is present in the setting of osteoarthritis of the spine. ...Read more
Ultraviolet!: It is not sunlight per se, but the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. They penetrate the skin and alter dna in white cells in small blood vessels causing a flare, usually cutaneous. Patients should always wear suntan lotion, uv-30 or better and never use tanning beds! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflam foods: There is a lot of reseach (and marketing) of medicinal foods.Most famous = omega3 fatty acids (oils) and green tea.Om3 are only anti-inflam from fish. The plant om3s, like flax, do not get converted in our bodies to anti-inflam chemicals. Dose is about 1500 mg/day.Check the label and add up epa+dha. ...Read more
Can you tell me natural cures for facet joint arthritis/degenerative disc disease in lower lumbar spine?
Depends: Some people have food sensitivities to tomatoes. The only way to know for sure if a certain type of food increases your joint pain is to eliminate it from your diet. If the symptoms go away or get better you ca reintroduce the food and see if the symptoms return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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