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Will taking rosehip help treat arthritis?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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How will chondroitin help treat osteoarthritis?

How will chondroitin help treat osteoarthritis?

May help: A study recently showed it to relieve hand pain from oa, but it would not reverse or stop the arthritis process. ...Read more

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29yrs. Male. Have osteoarthritis. Taking physiotherapy. Can glucosamine tablets help me? Or do any medicines help me to regrow the cartilage?

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

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How do sweetsop leaves help treat arthritis?

How do sweetsop leaves help treat arthritis?

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

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What natural supplements can I take for rheumatoid arthritis? I've been looking for natural supplements to help with my rheumatoid arthritis.

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 more

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How can I treat lupus naturally? (also includes taking supplements) Thanks!

How can I treat lupus naturally? (also includes taking supplements) Thanks!

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

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Does taking joints maintenance drugs help to reduce joints inflammation?

Does taking joints maintenance drugs help to reduce joints inflammation?

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 more

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Does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from aspirin?

Does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from aspirin?

No: Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen (motrin) are antiinflammatories. They block the production of the same substances in the body. Aspirin needs to be taken more often then ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Which steps can I take to help relieve a lupus patient?

Which steps can I take to help relieve a lupus patient?

Learn: Learn about the disease, go to the lupus foundation , the lupus society , they have plenty info on how to help patients with lupus . The american college of rheumatology and the arthritis foundation also could help. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take diet pills while taking taking meds for rhuematoid arthritis?

Is it ok to take diet pills while taking taking meds for rhuematoid arthritis?

Probably: You must ask your doctor to make sure that the diet pill does not interact with your medications. The diet pill should not make the RA flare. ...Read more

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How do I treat arthritis without taking medicine?

How do I treat arthritis without taking medicine?

Depends on the type: That depends on the specific type of arthritis. Gout does well with low purine diet. Exercise is good for many types of degenerative arthritis. Auto-immune types of arthritis need medications though. ...Read more

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How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

How does ibuprofen help to treat arthritis differently from acetominophen?

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 more

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Can you take glucosamine to prevent joint problems?

Can you take glucosamine to prevent joint problems?

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 more

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Can you use indomethacin with misoprostol tablets to treat arthritis?

Can you use indomethacin with misoprostol tablets to treat arthritis?

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 more

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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.

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.

Lots: Glucosamine, chondroitin, Curcumin, L-Carnosine, Bioperine, Reservatol, Bitter Melon, Fish Oil can be substances/supplements that have shown beneficial to arthritic joints and regrowth of tissue for people with arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more