Osteoarthritis and foods to avoid

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Avatar f tn The mainstay of the migraine treatment is always to identify the triggering factors and to avoid them. Triggering factors could be different foods such as cheese, chocolate, alcohol and even few fruits. I would suggest careful record of events that have proceeded with the attack and avoid those factors. In addition, try to rest in a dark & quiet room, meditate, have a balanced diet and avoid taking unnecessary drugs. ).
3060903 tn?1398568723 In healthy joints, cartilage allows bones to move smoothly, but osteoarthritis (OA) causes the cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together, leading to pain and stiffness. A flare-up can be brought on by several factors, including: injury stress changes in the weather OA affects 27 million Americans. In this article, we list the best ways to treat and prevent flare-ups, which are marked by increased pain and stiffness. What are the symptoms of a flare-up?
11446628 tn?1418302080 Doing this will help you to identify and avoid the foods that can cause a flare up. Everyone is different, but I find my arthritis is much worse after eating oranges and fresh cream. Do make an appointment to see your doctor and let him know about the problem with your knee and the joints in your hands. Let me know how you get on. Best wishes.
408795 tn?1324939275 I've been prescribed lasix and spironolactone and it helps but it only helps to get me to go to the bathroom more I don't really think it minimizes the swelling. Anyways I have two questions for y'all as I know there's at least two other ppl on this forum who take these direutics. 1. What if the Lasix stops working, is there another direutic I can take that you know about? 2.
Avatar f tn and asking for Tramadol just to get the weight loss effect.This drug is very addictive and avoid it!!. I dont know the long term affects,but I do know what oxyconton has done to families. I dont want to be a statistic. I have tylenol 3's so I will be using them for the breakthrough pain. I know you cannot drink on this so I am sure It will cause damage like acetaminophen does..
Avatar n tn New Hepatologist a fellow for UT MD Anderson Hosp said that as of now 3% of Post Tx patients go on to never clear Sxs. And that many genetic flaws can be triggered by Tx during and after Tx and may never resolve. He also said that number is likely to increase.
Avatar n tn I am..was just wondering if anyone else is...I believe that the body has the ability, if given the right "tools" to return to a state of health and wellness. I'm working on this today. Wondering if anyone else is? What's your journey been like..what are you finding out? Do you have a doctor that thinks the same? I have two that believe the body can heal given the right circumstances, which means the right supplements, detoxification etc. Thanks for your comments ahead of time.
Avatar f tn I do know that we have food sensitivities. I avoid the ones I know about but my family relies on the medication and continues to eat those foods. If there is a connection with my diagnosis, have not heard of one. I understand about doctors. My father struggled with serious health issues, and a doctor finally diagnosed alzheimers. We watched his descent into silence and paralysis. Finally hospice began assisting us but it wasn't until a nurse change that we had a rude awakening.
Avatar n tn There are blood tests to determine how much inflammation is present. Lastly, try to avoid foods that cause inflammation and eat those foods that are considered anti-inflammatory - although it is controversial I have found a good diet can help minimize swelling and ease some pain. God bless and I pray you will be feeling better.
Avatar f tn Avoid all fried, highly spiced processed and junk foods. Avoid cakes, biscuits, sugary foods and fizzy drinks. Eat more fresh fruit and veg, but as you are having tummy spasms avoid cabbage, sprouts as these can give you lots of wind. Eat bland foods to allow your stomach to settle. You may find eating natural yogurt helpful to encourage good bacteria in your gut. With the severe pains when you do certain movements, does appear to be muscular/skeletal related.
Avatar n tn The Adipex made my mouth extremely dry, which nothing helped, and the Topamax made me extremely high-strung and when it was getting close to the time for me to take more, I would get very agitated at anything. Sometimes I feel weird in my head--I can't really describe it, but just odd and I wonder if it has anything to do with the Topamax, but I am not for sure.
1423357 tn?1511089042 I found that for me, carb craving is really an addiction just like cigarettes and alcohol are to others, and that staying away from, and not knowing consuming carb laden foods works best for me.
Avatar m tn He will notice my pain and lack of ability to bare much weight, after nine weeks, and will probably look deeper into the matter. Because I live in a smaller community there is only a travelling MRI that the area shares and I think there is a long list to get in, I hope he doesn't call for an orthoscope instead.
Avatar n tn I tend to disagree, I think that a fractured vertebrae, buldging disc and osteoarthritis is enough to give anyone a eadacheespeially as the day wears on and the longer one sits at the computer holding your head in one position all day. We will see what the neuro spinal surgeon has to say n a few weeks. I had requested this referral months ago, but finally decided to take it upon myself to take a chance and just make the appt. myself.
476246 tn?1418874514 The one on the finger is probably the first flare and it's minor. I would prefer not to take any drugs, if I can avoid it. At least for the time being. But I'll follow your advice and will be vigilant, especially when on treatment. I'm sorry you have to go through so much pain..
921323 tn?1268679412 In the past few weeks, we have seen sibutramine (Meridia) pulled from the shelves due to an increased risk of heart attacks, and now lorcaserin (Lorqess) has failed to pass muster with the FDA because of concerns about cancer.
544292 tn?1268886268 1)If you are trying to get off tramadol and have medical insurance, call the insurance to find out about medical benifits for detox. 2)Open the yellow pages... addiction stuff usually found under "Alcoholism." Look for any ads that include reference to "detox" and call them asking specificly about tramadol detox (unfortunately, you guys are on the cutting edge of the truths about tramadol withdrawall. Afraid it's gonna be a while until most treatment facilities catch up).
579125 tn?1251579865 but he doesn't know the name of it, I will have to wait for them to contact me to see if they will except me in the program and if I choose to do it. It would be the IFN/Riba and the new drug. He says if I don't treat it is very possible for me to have liver problems within 5 yrs. He also says that my chances of cure with IFN/Riba are only about 30%. Are there questions I should be asking him to get a better understanding? Would you get a second opinion if you could?
Avatar n tn He then prescribed Hydrocortisone 2% and told me that I most likely just had some contact dermatitis and told me to avoid detergents and soaps. The cream heals the cuts temporarily but causes a lot of soreness...the itching and fissures around my anus reappear within days. I haven't had the tears on my labia minora in the last few months...I used to get them right before my period.
Avatar m tn Make sure to take with food to increase the production of stomach acid to break it down. Avoid caffeine for one hour before and after as it can inhibit absorbtion. Take a supplement that also contains magnesium and vitamin D. Fosamax is not such a good thing on tx as we already have stomach problems from the drugs and it can cause esophageal bleeding. I don't know about you guys, but I had to go on Nexium while on tx and will probably be on the stuff for life. Hang in there.
Avatar f tn But my right leg is a little bit shorter than the left leg, and the muscles in my right thigh are smaller and somewhat atrophied compared to the muscles in m left leg. My x-rays show some early osteoarthritis in my right hip, and my right hip is pretty deformed and flattened out on top. I struggle to remain active. I too enjoy working out - weight lifting, hiking, cycling, etc - but it can be pretty difficult to do on some days.
Avatar n tn White males traditionally could afford the rich foods and drink. But many women and other races get gout and it seems to be on the increase in HCV patients. The connection to hep c is probly the liver's decreased ability to filter out toxins and the tendency for some toxins-specifically uric acid-to form chrystals that are deposited in joints and inflame them. the best cure is to change your diet and recognize your own 'triggers' and avoid them.
1047234 tn?1253547296 My memory comes and goes, sometimes it is better than others, and I do think it may have to do with foods, but I basically eat the same foods, and I eat well, as far as a good diet, and I drink plenty of water. I take Amitriptyline 25mg.
Avatar m tn I was back to the doctor and he prescribed a greater dose of amoxicillin and advised me to finish it, which I did this time. Great, no symptoms for the last week. A couple of days ago however, the symptoms started again, and yet again, only at night. I went to bed with the annoying banging and awoke to it, only for it to go away during the day.
469720 tn?1388149949 It's like mopping up around an over flowing sink basin and forgetting to turn off the faucet Aside from uncommon genetic disorders, diet is by far the most important factor leading to the development of Diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension. CVD is virtually unheard of in individuals with total cholesterol < 150 and strict vegetarians have 80% less chance of developing heart attack or stroke.
Avatar n tn I have been having these same pains for about 6 months to a year. I just went to the doctor about a week ago and they are running some blood tests on me to see what it could be. I'm still waiting for results. But I understand how horrible and annoying these pains can be. One day i had them all over my body that i did no want to move at all. I will post my results as soon as i get them to further help anyone who is looking for answers.
975514 tn?1325001538 This forum is a place for people to come and share experiences with FMS and CFS. Some of you may have a diagnosis from your doctor, some of you may be seeking an answer for undiagnosed symptoms and some of you may be a relative or friend of one who is suffering. This is a great place to learn more and to gain support from others who suffer as well. In addition to the community here, MedHelp also offers tools to help you and your doctor in your road to wellness.
Avatar m tn HFCS not just corn syrup, is what I can not have. But Mercury is in more than just Fish/salmon, it is in many food products. My dietician put me on a flourless bread & I got worse in order to avoid wheat. Wheat is in candies too!!!! I was passing out, no BMs, tired etc.... Ive gone back to using wheat based foods, i've had a couple BM but still feeling blocked, not passing out but tired alot. I still don't feel the greatest. Oh i'm also Mild Lactose Intolerance too, oh great!!!! lol....
Avatar m tn Start with no weight and gradually work up to heavier weights. For the elderly and those with more advanced osteoarthritis, I would suggest avoiding weights and instead use calisthenics. As you improve, you can add some light weights. Regular exercise will not only improve joint stability but will also aid in weight control. Exercise also reduces inflammation. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Both of these bad habits increase free radical generation and inflammation.
Avatar n tn Thank you, nice to have someone acknowledge my post.......it has been the hottest summer on record...and I have definitely suffered sun damage over the years but to have this sagging come on so suddenly! I've been to the doctor and she has basically said "welcome to old age". I lost 25lbs over 6 years ago and toned my arms up completely as I go to the gym faithfully. Why is this happening?? My arms under my biceps have dropped dramatically, to the point where I am covering up my arms.