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Doctor insights on: Will Eating Sugar Inflame Arthritic Joints

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I have joint inflammation when i work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?

I have joint inflammation when i work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?

Need definition: It could be more than the gluten if it is the gluten. Your evaluation will look at different other diagnoses beyond the gluten. We need to define what the joint inflammation is. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why sugar cause inflamation? Is that because it's acidic?

Why sugar cause inflamation? Is that because it's acidic?

Starches : Per cnn story, high amounts of sugar in the diet increase advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs, a protein bound to a glucose molecule, resulting in damaged, cross-linked proteins. As the body tries to break these AGEs apart, immune cells secrete inflammatory messengers called cytokines. Depending on where the AGEs occur and your genetic predisposition, they could cause arthritis! ...Read more

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What is the best medication for joint inflamation ?

What is the best medication for joint inflamation ?

No best drug: There is no ideal drug. Aspirin is the cheapest and oldest drug for joint inflammation. Other drugs that also may work are ibuprofen(motrin, advil, etc) and naproxen(aleve). Generic drugs work as well as the brand names and are less expensive. ...Read more

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Does inflamation feel like a gritty type feeling when rubbing over the joint?

Sometimes: Depending on the underlying cause of inflammation. Usually the area over the joint is also visibly swollen and reddish in appearance. ...Read more

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Does sugar cause inflammation?

Does sugar cause inflammation?

Too much you: As long as you are not a diabetic, the only problem too much sugar causes is too much you. Reasonable amounts are metabolized without adverse effects and with gustatory joy. ...Read more

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Do you yoga useful for people with inflammation joints?

Do you yoga useful for people with inflammation joints?

It is very important: to maintain range of motion of joints.Otherwise,they freeze up due to muscular atrophy,and thus,require more effort to move.This sets up a vicious cycle.Yoga is great at improving strength and flexibility.Get the inflammation treated,however. ...Read more

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