Osteoarthritis diet and exercise

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Avatar m tn In serious cases, I recommend the Candida diet and in extreme cases the SCD or GAPS program. It has made a huge difference in many people suffering from a variety of systemic Auto-immune or degenerative conditions. Also look into Lyme, Pathogenic Mycoplasma and other similar infectious conditions, as an underlying or initiating cause for Fibro. It is extremely common to have such an infection or co-infection. Most Doctors are not familiar with this. Check this at immed.org or Dr. G.
1459410 tn?1285698605 I recently got an MRI after years of suffering and learned about disc displacement, one of them displaced all the time and it's torn. Pool exercise might help you some if they are joints that go underwater. And if you have knee arthritis, I saw on tv where I scientific study was done proving acupuncture can be a help.
Avatar f tn Years ago after horrendous headaches and neck pain and trips to the ER I was diagnosed w/ osteoarthritis that cause migraines. Been taking hydrocodone for it since then and it's been a godsend. 2 little pills and both problems go away and I can function.............I don't take them everyday, more like 3 or 4 days a week, 2 pills and I'm good for most of the day. I also have a tens unit which has help tremendously as well. Take LOTS of hot baths etc. Fast forward to now.......
3060903 tn?1398568723 People wishing to follow this diet should avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and artificial ingredients, and eat a Mediterranean diet that is rich in whole foods.
Avatar f tn I eat mostly vegetarian, occasionally eating fish, but i consume a lot of soy and dairy products. I'm fairly active and would love to find a solution through diet and exercise. I recently spoke to a doctor who suggested a beta blocker but i am not sure how i feel about taking prescription drugs on a daily basis. I tend to be very sensitive to drugs and i worry about long term effects/ side effects. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar n tn No joke, it has taken me 3 months, to lose 3 stinkin' pounds. I started at a 1200 calorie diet and dropped down to a 900 and work out (kickboxing class) 3 times a week (for an hour) and sweat my BUTT and yet I still managed to gain weight!!! I really don't eat meat so I wonder if this is my problem. I will eat chicken when I do this diet but not real happy about it. I just don't like meat.
1619005 tn?1298868460 I am also in the process of being treated for endometriosis with Lupron (has been working wonderfully, alleviated a lot of pain so far) and still, I occasionally have these weird attacks of extreme fatigue and weakness that seem unrelated to any of the previous conditions - severe pain and weakness, primarily in my arms and legs, thighs and upper arms mostly. Crippling all-over fatigue. Sometimes it hurts to stand, or is very difficult to walk up stairs.
Avatar n tn I am already doing everything that is suggested to maintain healthy bone density diet and exercise wise, yet I have osteopenia at age 40, while I am still pre-menopausal. Can you suggest anything else I can do to halt, or even reverse, bone loss? Also, I don't smoke and take Calcium Carbonate with Vitamin D daily...
369861 tn?1306279286 This all started with my potassium being low and being hypoglycemic. The endo doctor took me off all diuretics so that i could take the renin and aldesterone tests. Does the potassium have anything to do with the thyroid and why did the endo take me off all diuretics to take the two tests. Doesn't he realise that my body would retaing the water and the result of edema? Just wondering?
Avatar f tn It is tough, but if you get in some good habits like diet and exercise life will probably get better for you. Some people like us were just born on the wrong side of the gene pool :o) This may not have helped much but I love humor and humor does help take my mind off of the pain!
748543 tn?1463449675 If you have followed the sequence of my other blogs about TMJ pain and TMJ Disorder in general, by now you could come to the following conclusion on your own. Dentistry is closely related to the functional and dynamic systems of the body. This relation which has been termed an “Elegant Ecology” is so intertwined that discussing one without the other would be an artificial separation of anatomy and physiology.
Avatar m tn I am really sorry your mother is so ill. I would definitely follow the doctor's orders as they know your mother's condition and health history. Thanks for the additional information. That is very helpful. When a person has Fluid retention in the abdomen this is called "Ascites". It is usually the first sign of decompensation. I have had ascites myself and must take medicine to prevent it from occurring again. Again it depends on how ill her is how will treatment will work.
Avatar f tn I was on Topiramate or TOPAMAX and di dnot have ne weight loss....as it is not a weight loss med, it is only a possible side effect. Diet and exercise should be ur go to since u have had a stale mate on the weight loss..... Talk this all over with ur Dr.....IMHO I feel this is not a great idea.
Avatar f tn I use glucosamine, chondroitin, cod liver oil and ensure my diet contains oily fish. TENS doesn't work, heat does work to a degree and so I try to utilise this as much as possible, hydrotherapy is beneficial (but not to the bank balance!) and I also use swimming as a method of controlling pain (though I do suffer afterwards). So if anyone has any bright ideas be the natural remedies or prescribed then please let me know!
Avatar n tn Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes stiffness and pain in the joints. Osteoarthritis involves growth of bone spurs and degeneration of cartilage at a joint. It is very common in adults older than 45 and can cause joint pain. Joint pain may also be caused by bursitis (inflammation of the bursae). The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion and pad bony prominences, allowing muscles and tendons to move freely over the bone.
Avatar n tn i have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis b and also experience joint pain the rhuematism test came back a low positive and my knees are filling with fluid and hurt to stand up and down and throb and i also have other joint pain i am assuming this is caused by the hepatitis b the rhuematologist said it could be but wasn;t sure. whats up with you? do you have hep b? i need the liver biopsy as well i was told i have an 8mm tumor and that it was probably a hemangioma.
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
Avatar n tn All related, having one could easily mean having another especially in the case of Lupus. Exercise, especially walking seems to help quite a bit as well as hot salt baths and then stretching. Good luck to everyone and I hope you can all find your magic cocktail of things you can do to relieve your symptoms.
Avatar n tn I do not drink I do not smoke I have a very healthy diet consisting of alot of fruit and veg I am at my correct recommended weight. At the moment I do not get much exercise but I used to do alot of physical activity and still felt like this. Thanks for any help offered.
Avatar f tn However, for type 2 you may be able to control it very successfully for a long time or even forever if you take care of your weight, follow a lower carb and healthy diet, and exercise. Exercise is critical to helpign manage sugars. However, even if you have to use meds do whatever it takes to successfully control your sugars. If you have fibro, please make sure you have had your thryoid tested. This should include TSH, FT3 and FT4.
Avatar n tn I've been tested for Ra, lupus, and I have osteoarthritis in my spine.I am having all these joint problems and don't know why. I have bee seeing my physiotherapist for all of it and she thinks That if I get on some thyroid med, things will help to get straightened out. My Dr. doesn't think its from my thyroid. Anyway, my physiotherapist is sending me to a muscoskelotol doctor to see what he says. I don't know why I am not being treated for my thyroid and what about my hashi disease.
Avatar n tn Dementia, global amnesia, severe muscle weakness and possible breast cancer are some of the side effects reported, and there are many dr's who believe it is a last resort. Exercise is key, and I too have a hard time exercising because for every 30 min walk, it takes me 2 days to recover since I have osteoarthritis of the knees and feet and the back pain I get is intolerable. I don't have diabetes or smoke or drink, but I have renal hypertension, so if I take an aleve, it elevates the bp.
Avatar f tn It may make you feel better in the long run but there really is no substitute to a healthy diet (fat, sugar and carbohydrate (and alcohol) controlled), exercise and water (to flush the system). Don't rely on quick-fix and reliant addictions - they're not worth it.
Avatar n tn All I needed to do was to change my diet. I drank lots of water and only water. I ate green vegetables and nuts. Basically everything that is allowed on the candida diet (google it). I also took a few supplements like acidophilus, white oak bark, slippery elm, dandylion seed, gluten defense, moducare, and aloe vera juice. Five months later and I am feeling fantastic. A full recovery. I am feeling better than I have ever felt, ever.
Avatar n tn I have since gotten worse and still not returned to work. My neck and shoulders, arm and hand all hurt worse now. My middle, ring and pinky finger all go numb at times. I drop things without knowing my hand opens or can feel it do so. If I lay on my side to sleep it hurts, if I sit too long in one position it hurts and if I walk with my arm to my side it hurts. I also have muscle aches in my hip pelvis area. My leg muscles are weak. I can not climb stairs without stopping after a couple.
Avatar m tn o Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise. o Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol. o Talk to your healthcare provider about your bone health concerns. o Have a bone density test and take medication when appropriate. Lactose Intolerance and Osteoporosis Calcium is a mineral that is essential for life, yet the majority of Americans do not get adequate calcium on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn Haven't been through that yet and frankly do NOT want to take HRT. I have osteoarthritis and am willing to deal with occasional pain in upper and lower back, but the weakness in the legs, along with aches, dizziness, headache, etc. is just wearing me down. Seems there is no escape from some type of daily assault and I never know what to expect. At times, I'm afriad to travel because the unexpected seems to follow me everywhere.
Avatar n tn Plus, I don't think people should be given a pill just for weight loss. It is a good benefit, but exercise and diet are a better way. It's fair to us because we need the medication to aid other needs.
Avatar f tn therefore, I strongly suggest that you discuss your issues with your doctor prior to taking any herbs or beginning anything other than a very basic diet and/or exercise program. There are quite a few supplements (herbs/vitamins, etc) that can interfere with the effectiveness of medications and if you are taking a lot of supplements maybe one (or more) of them is preventing your meds from doing their job. Be sure to discuss the use of supplements with your doctor or pharmacist.