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Will Taking Rosehip Help Treat Arthritis
Yes, perhaps: A combined danish/german study found 20% or so of patients somewhat improved using a supplement litozin. It seems to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and contains a fatty acid (gopo) thought to be similar to fish oil. Many of our current drugs come from plants. A rose hip supplement can concentrate and standardize the potential active ingredients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29yrs. Male. Have osteoarthritis. Taking physiotherapy. Can glucosamine tablets help me? Or do any medicines help me to regrow the cartilage?
No: There are no medicines currently that help regrow cartilage. Glucosamine helps to promote heatlhy cartilage and the cells that produce the fluid in the joints, which can help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis. However, at this time there is no way to regrow hyaline cartilage (which is the smooth type on the surfaces of joints). ...Read more
Sweetsop & arthritis: There are many plant based remedies for joint pain including the popular Turmeric + black pepper. My quick research did not give a distinct mechanism of why Sweetsop has beneficial effects in lessening pain. We know for example, a lot about Turmeric and how it achieves therapy. Research in plants and medicine can take a long time! Sweetsop is wonderful to eat though! ...Read more
What natural supplements can I take for rheumatoid arthritis? I've been looking for natural supplements to help with my rheumatoid arthritis.
Natural cures: Rheumatoid arthritis is best managed with strong medicines to help the immune system turn off. While you will be able to find a zillion web pages on natural cures for arthritis (because there are so many folks with it and there is money to be made) your best bet is with a board certified rheumatologist. If he says you need surgery it will be very bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately: no such thing as treating lupus naturally, if it is truly lupus, please follow up closely with your doctor or your rheumatologist, good luck ...Read more
Depends: On what you mean by "joints maintence drugs" many otc fda non regulated preparations have been purported to have positive effects on osteo or rheumatoid arthritis by the multibillion dollar suppliment industry. Most do not work, and are a total waste of money. If you are referring to rx. Nsaia, ie prescription antiimflammatants, then the answer is yes. These drugs have been shown to be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat better.: Ibuprophen is anti-inflammtory has well as being a pain reliever. Acetominophen is a pain reliever but has no effect on inflammation. While neither is all you should be taking for an inflammatory arthritis. Both can be used in degenerative arthritis, but their is some inflammation exist in this condition too! go iwth the ibuprophen or naproxen. Remember, either can also be taken with tylenol! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not preventive.: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. Good for treatment, not for prevention though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indometh for gout: While the combination of nsaids with Misoprostol can help relieve the inflammation caused by arthritis one should consult with their doctor about the best nsaid. This is because long term use of nsaid's also carry potential risks for renal, cardiac and GI issues. Cox 2 inhibitors have also been found effective for arthritis and now diclofenac which is an NSAID is available as a gel and a patc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any vitamins, supplements, etc. that help w/ rheumatoid arthritis pain? Used to take Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) don't like it. The joint pain is getting unbearable.
Can you please recommend some effective natural remedies to help stop the progression of arthritis?
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