Osteoarthritis diet supplements

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Avatar f tn Hopefully, I can get things more in gear by a combo of better diet, more exercise, and probably a gradual introduction of some of the supplements listed. BTW what makes you think the interferon didn't accelerate the oteo with your spine? It seem to accelerate anything lurking just under the surface. Be well and don't forget to report back on any laser research you're doing per my last thread. No rush on this since I'll probably wait until Fall.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Try a dietary supplement According to the Arthritis Foundation, certain herbal supplements can help relieve the symptoms of a flare. These supplements include: curcumin, a chemical in turmeric ginger fish oil or omega-3 with EPA and DHA capsaicin gamma linolenic acid (GLA) Specific vitamin and mineral supplements may also be helpful, including: calcium chromium copper iron folate magnesium selenium sodium zinc B vitamins, including B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6, and B-12 vitamins A, C, D, E, and K 7.
1840891 tn?1431551393 So we may have to look at diet as well as supplements. Part of my point is that we also have to look beyond mere supplements. I was at a gathering where I met heppers, some untreated. Some on treatment, some SVR. I was surprised to see how many smoked. IMHO....we have to do as many things as we can....perhaps perfectly if we are going to be less damaged, or to get better. I'm sure that some of us have seen many healthy people die....while we.... the chronically ill..... have continued on.
Avatar m tn 250 mg/day, plus the magnesium in your diet Psyllium Husk Problem: Diabetes This fiber is more than a colon clearer. In a recent Finnish study, the addition of psyllium to meals reduced participants' blood sugar and insulin response. Paired with protein, it was also shown to suppress ghrelin, a hormone that makes you hungry. Psyllium is one of five soluble fibers approved by the FDA for lowering LDL cholesterol.
1619005 tn?1298868460 Have had some serious health issues that have escalated over the past year - have stabilized blood sugar with diet to control serious hypoglycemia (diet from an endocrinologist); controlling some sports-related osteoarthritis/compressed disks in my spine with Motrin regularly and cyclobenazprine rarely, as needed; regularly receive chiropractic work; 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,
1770280 tn?1314588560 Twitter mostly about politics and FaceBook with family and close friends. My diet still consists of vitamins and supplements and I eat healthy most of the time ... and yes, I drink wine and beer which is supposed to be prohibited because I take meds for High BP, Thyroid and Cholesterol ... The purpose of life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave with a well-preserved body, but rather to Slide in Sideways, completely used up, yelling and screaming, what a ride!
Avatar m tn Vitamin E is a great vitamin to introduce to the diet as it has been proven to effectively combat a variety of ailments.
Avatar m tn At our age (I'm 66), we can expect degeneration of joints and minor osteoarthritis -- it is unavoidable. Proper preventative care can help manage this condition. Incidentally, a longitudinal medical study have shown no benefit of glucosamine/condroitin supplements in degenerative knee disease. I'd be skeptical of its use for any problem. MSM is another panacea that has demonstrated little effect when tested in a double-blind study.
199177 tn?1490502134 In the past decade, strong evidence has been accumulated regarding the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain. Other alternative therapies such as massage, chiropractic therapies, therapeutic touch, certain herbal therapies, and dietary approaches have the potential to alleviate pain in some cases. However, the evidence supporting these therapies is less concrete.
Avatar f tn osteoarthritis, osteoarthrosis or osteochondrosis. Did you have any fracture? Check your calcium levels and if required take supplements and have a healthy balanced diet. You would need lifestyle changes to limit the degenerative disk disease. Follow proper ergonomics. Consult an orthopedician and follow up. Take care!
Avatar f tn If the pain comes back you’ll know that you are nightshade-sensitive and you should eliminate those foods from your diet permanently. Sometimes, osteoarthritis is aggravated by regular food allergies. If you have a personal or family history of allergies, it’s worth having this possibility checked out. In 1949, William Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.
Avatar m tn I'm 27 years old in a very stressful environment as an ER nurse in a rural area catering to more than 10 municipalities (we're the only tertiary hospital in the area) so I'm a bit overweight and frequently have elevated blood pressure at work. I try to maintain a healthy diet, my vitamin supplements are the following Vitamin C Vitamin B complex Multivitamin + Lysine (also includes some vitamin Bs) Folic Acid Ampalaya extract C-llium fiber I take these religiously.
Avatar m tn I'm not all too familiar with arthritis, but if I were in your shoes, especially with a family history of arthritis, I would focus on the right diet and supplements to help joint health. Vitamin D is really key, too, for bone and joint health. Most are deficient and doctors here in Canada are recommending everyone take 1000 IU supplement a day. Best of luck and these days, I think a lot of doctors aren't generally into preventative medicine.
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.
199177 tn?1490502134 In the past decade, strong evidence has been accumulated regarding the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain. Other alternative therapies such as massage, chiropractic therapies, therapeutic touch, certain herbal therapies, and dietary approaches have the potential to alleviate pain in some cases. However, the evidence supporting these therapies is less concrete.
886125 tn?1242281309 I have osteoarthritis and can barely walk because of my knees. The doctor finally gave me a painkiller, but it is oxycodone WITHOUT Tylenol because of my liver issues. Well, it says plainly on my charts that I am allergic to codeine! All he said was that it was synthetic codeine. And he won't give me anything else and said to take Advil. At this point I don't know what I should be concentrating on. Weight loss is hampered by other medicatons and I don't eat very much at all.
7505421 tn?1391433822 Unfortunately, there isn't a cure and it also depends on which type of arthritis he has. There are different types of arthritis, but the most common ones are osteoarthritis which is degeneration of the bones, rheumatoid which is an autoimmune disorder; Gout where uric crystals form around the joints. It is important to have a healthy and well balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and veg and avoid junk and processed foods.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been taking tramadol for 3 months now for fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. It really helps a lot. The only thing is...I believe it is the cause of my constipation the last few months. I have had to use laxatives on and off. When I try to go without, I get to day number six and resort to the laxative due to feeling so uncomfortable. Do you think that the tramadol is the cause and can I keep taking laxatives for a long period?
1550149 tn?1340004330 yeast are frequent triggers), and following the principles of an alkaline diet in order to decrease tissue acidity. A vegan, alkaline diet contains large portions of deep leafy greens & brightly colored vegetables, and moderate amounts of fruits (melons are often favored), legumes, and whole grains like quinoa, buckwheat, bulgur, brown and wild rice.
Avatar m tn Now that I'm retired, I decided to A) lose some weight (chronic pain really puts the pounds on you), and B) give my body a break from the Tramadol. So I went on the yeast free diet and 1 week into the diet I stopped my Tramadol. Just a heads-up to anyone who might have the same hair-brained idea I did. Definitely not a good combination. The side effects of the yeast free diet are flu like symptoms.
1508881 tn?1313118501 I'm a 27 year old female who has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my spine (as well as hernaited disks, DDD and stenosis). The problem is the joint pain is moving to my knees, started at right but now it's in the left, and hands. My hands hurt bad when I do dishes, brush my hair and write. Basically anything where I have to grip things. I always thought I had carpel tunnel but now all my finger joints just ache. The arches of my feet have also started to hurt.
Avatar n tn They keep saying that this weight causes his pain and that losing weight will fix his pain, but he went on a natural diet with supplements and lost a lot of weight (he was more overweight before). He was very healthy otherwise after the weight loss, but still the crippling pain with no improvement in mobility, and strange exhaustion (not mono, we tested for that, as well as thyroid and the standard tests..
Avatar m tn But an analysis of studies looking at glucosamine or chondroitin for osteoarthritis in the hip or knee did not show that these supplements slow joint destruction or relieve pain. It's kind of gone by the wayside. It was found to not be the wonder supplement it was once thought to be. Multiple studies revealed that they will not help you more than a placebo. However there are still ppl that swear they help them.
Avatar n tn It also will recommend the diet which seems to be helpful with this condition. These vitamins, supplements and diet will help your body get ride of the toxins causing your problem. Good Luck.
572823 tn?1217212689 MSM is sold as a dietary supplement that is marketed with a variety of claims and is commonly used (often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin) for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. U.S. Retail sales of MSM as a single ingredient in dietary supplements amounted to $115 million in 2003. The biochemical effects of supplemental methylsulfonylmethane are poorly understood. Some researchers have suggested that MSM has anti-inflammatory effects (Morton et al.
1765695 tn?1313673183 Stop the production of cholesterol in your liver, or stop its absorption in the small intestine. Adding supplements to your diet can help reduce cholesterol, but most people have to be at their targets, eating right, and exercising before supplements can help them stay there. One supplement works through the liver just like a statin — because it is a statin, a natural one. Mevastatin is produced naturally by red rice yeast.
1652468 tn?1302904098 The first step in any holistic plan is to clean up the diet. Eliminate refined foods. Eat a whole-food diet including unrefined sugar, salt, oil, and flour, and as much organic produce as possible. Also, drink adequate amounts of water. How much water? Take your weight (in pounds), and divide by two. The resulting number is the amount of water, in ounces, you should ingest daily. It is impossible to overcome arthritis in a dehydrated condition.
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Avatar m tn Learning to play guitar. Mother reports healthy balanced diet with minimal fast food or 'junk food.' She's the Middle child with two brothers, both well. Father (myself) has had a history of asthma since my teens, hepatitis A at 30, some osteoarthritis now at age 47; Here Mother's history - hip replacement recently at 45, low blood pressure.
Avatar n tn The effects of diet changes are even more when added to the supportive chemistry of antioxidants. Dietary supplements can encourage your healing even more dramatically.