Osteoarthritis and nutrition

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Avatar f tn Many flares and bouts of severe rectal bleeding requiring inpatient care on IV prednisolone and nutrition. Dx breast cancer Jan 2003, 2 cm tumour stage and grade 2, 3/18 lymph nodes affected. WLE and total axillary clearance. FEC x 6 chemo and 45 gys rx. Colonoscopy in Florida 1996 showed pan crohn's colitis with crypt abscesses and ulcers. I am steroid dependent and got steroid induced psychosis when dx with bc. Violent allergic reaction to azathioprine and intolerant to all sulphur drugs.
Avatar m tn 6 nmol/l)) I had to take a Vitamin injection this month, and I'm taking supplements and searching nutrition tips to raise my levels. I searched on the net, and I had most of the symptoms of the vitamin B12 deficiency except for the weight loss part (damn, lol) I feel much better after taking supplements and injection but I still feel a sharp pain like needles on my fingers and toes, sometimes a tingling at my thighs which are common symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Avatar f tn And before these tests, I was thought that I had ulcer so I had an endoscopy and the result came out negative. And I was tested for H.pylori and the result came positive and I took antibiotics ( first I took prev-pac...but the side effects were so bad that I lost conscious so I was switched to Pylera and took that for 10 days). Anyway, I've been having this upper abdominal pain since the beginning of May. It's been three months.
Avatar m tn She has Osteo Arthritis (used to take Glucosamine and calcium tablest) and nerves weaknes (takes neurokind plus) because of which her knees are paining and could not walk. She is not able to take any medication because of Liver Cirrhosis and she is on bed for the past 14 days. Doctors say she cannot be given any medicine to reduce knee pains because of cirrhosis (has jaundice as well). Kindly suggest me a way so that I can see my mother walking soon.....
Avatar n tn I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.
Avatar m tn Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Joint Health. A very low carb diet, specially avoiding simple carbs from refined grains, sugary foods, sodas etc, supplementing daily with Glucosamine, Chondroitin MSM powder and Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar have made a dramatic difference for my wife. She also takes pastured gelatin powder daily and she swears by it! Another thing that I believe helped probably has to do with the fact we never use any cooking oils which are pro-inflammatory.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
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Avatar n tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
1423357 tn?1511089042 Your doctor is correct. Poor diet/nutrition is a major contributor to your high cholesterol, your rising glucose levels and will lead to full blown diabetes. Other contributing factors are being a "bit overweight" and lack of exercise. "..could they point me to an authoritative source that I could direct him to?" Point him to? Sorry, it is you that needs direction, not your doctor.
Avatar f tn My rt knee was just diagnosed with osteoarthritis, my back is all sorts of messed up, and my left shoulder pops and my left hand goes numb at times due to my neck being out of whack. All from the left hip. Get the surgery before everything else starts to go. I'm going through this at 25 and I'm dreading every birthday at this point and how the rest of my body is going to just start failing and all I can do is sit back and watch.
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Avatar f tn a stent in my heart (1999 doing well), M.S. induced epilepsy - aura only), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis that has flared badly in the last 5 to 6 years. Dur ... [More] ing that time I was taking oxcarbazepine and didn't realize that it was washing out my blood sodium and causing other terrible things to happen to me. I know many people tolerate it well but I didn't. I was doing well before that. Now I need a right knee and left shoulder replacement.
535822 tn?1443980380 Osteoarthritis patients showed superior benefits from a combination of curcumin and boswellia compared to CelebrexR. The connection between good nutrition and health is undeniable. Some nutrients may also safely reduce pain. With so many people affected, pain management is a major public health issue and a tremendous burden on healthcare.
921323 tn?1268679412 Some say, why don’t we save the millions of dollars spent on drug research and instead invest them in education, legislation, and regulations that will help us eat better and exercise more? Put the money towards the health costs of the uninsured. Or, use it to fund research in diabetes, heart disease, or any of the other countless complications of obesity. But is it too early to admit defeat?
Avatar f tn I will send you on a pm an adrenal fatigue questionnaire and some links. 5. Optimize your nutrition, your breathing, your fitness regiment according to your abilities and energy levels (swimming, walking, biking, yoga, tai-chi will help you release endorphins and boost your immune system and activate your lymphatic system.
Avatar m tn According to my medical history I have an osteoarthritis and surgery was done when I was 17 yrs old. After surgery I w started living and working like normal . But it has been 2 yrs I'm getting same pain on my left hip on same place where there was a problem. Done x ray and ct scan but I'm gonna get my MRI done very soon .
Avatar n tn Hi all. New to this. I am a 44 year old woman who is physically fit (gym 5 days a week) and eats pretty well. Approx 5 weeks ago I developed veins showing on both hands. They have not gone away and infact they are bulging most times, and I can "feel them". They have increased and I can see some starting to climb up my forearm now. Before this, my veins barely ever showed.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Avatar m tn I have chosen to take glucosimin with condroiten and MSM but fear that this will not manage or control the progress. I am 70 and and have always been very active [and occasioally injured] opinion/advise please Thank you very much .
Avatar n tn Hi Amy & want2bike, Like others i'm very happy that you are enthusiastic about good health and nutrition. And i do believe that there are elements of eating the right foods that can help people feel better and live better. But i think the reason why some people get so offended is your use of words. Changing diet is not a CURE for all diseases. To insinuate that diet is going to cure someone who had been struggling with a horrible disease is actually down right insulting.
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Avatar f tn I was diagnosed when I was 32 I'm 38 now and I've been on so many diffrent meds I've lost count. But I also have fibromyalgia, and Osteoarthritis which is a form of degenerative back disease. There's actually meds to slow the process down... But yet have I seen it get better. My levels were in the high 50s which last time I seen my Rheumotologist it was in the 30s. My R.A has effectcmy hands (fingers) they have already started to make the changes R.A has affect on you.
Avatar n tn It seems all you can do is get adequate rest, nutrition and exercise for the fatigue. Dpending on what is causing the achiness, there may be medical treatments available. Hope you feel better soon.
Avatar n tn If I bent my knee near its maximum extent (such as when kneeling, crouching or climbing into bed), I experienced an incredibly painful tearing/burning sensation in the area of my patellar tendon. I would immediately react and straighten my knee and the pain would completely dissipate within several minutes. Afterward the area would feel about 50% numb, as if injected with a mild local anesthetic that was slowly wearing off, for several hours.
Avatar f tn Have you been involved in a car accident and suffered with whiplash at some point? Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the bones and cartilage and this happens slowly over time and also if you have had any injuries. Although nothing showed up in your blood tests, this does not mean that you do not have a problem. It just has not been found and diagnosed yet.
Avatar n tn Nutrition and the Spine How does nutrition affect the spine? Nutrition will determine how strong your bones and connective tissue are. We begin to build our skeleton and connective tissue before we are born. Our diet in childhood has a major effect on how strong we are as adults. What you eat during your whole life will decide how able you are to repair bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Everyone has to replace body tissues due to normal every day wear and tear.
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Avatar n tn a systematic review of the scientific evidence." They were highly critical of supplements due to the meager number of good clinical trials. One that seems to have a moderate amount of evidence is SKI306X. It consists of Clematis mandsburica, Tricbosantbes kirilowii, and Prunella vulgaris. Any comments?