Osteoarthritis treatment supplements

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Avatar f tn Califia used herbs and supplements during the 10-plus years between treatments and her Stage 2-3 remained the same throughout that period. No progression.
Avatar m tn If you have osteoporosis, I think it is best to take the medication prescribed by your doctor. Supplements and herbal remedies are not approved by the FDA. I have not seen any studies to indicate that this is an effective alternative. While this may be beneficial, I would think the treatment plan would be the one your doctor prescribes.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Medication and medical treatment Medication may be prescribed to treat osteoarthritis flare-ups. Medication may be prescribed to treat osteoarthritis flare-ups. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications can relieve OA symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to reduce arthritis symptoms.
1840891 tn?1431551393 , 2000) have been observed in patients with hepatitis C. Furthermore, standard treatment with multiple nutrient supplements (including 2000 mg/day of ascorbic acid, 150 mg/day of GSH, 150 mg/day of LA, 800 IU/day of d-a-tocopherol as well as silymarin, glycyrrhiza, and schi zandrae) for six months leads to significant declines in ALT levels, improvements in liver histological status, and decreased HCV-RNA loads.
Avatar n tn Tina, I can't help you with the question of if you get osteo effects from treatment, but I can tell you that I am on Actonel along with doing treatment. I developed osteoperosis at 42 years old and before treatment. I think that based on my experience, I would say that osteo effects (I also have osteoarthritis) may come from the hcv, not the treatment for hcv. That would just be my guess.
587787 tn?1218808059 The MRI showed DJD in the C-Spine and osteoarthritis with buldging disc and narrowing of the disc space but no compression of the nerves. Keep in mind the MRI was early in the morning, laying flat on a table with a towel roll under my neck, and a head stabilizer strapped to the back board. So I still wonder that if the headaches are worse as the day progresses, the weakness is worse, the numbness of my face, tingling of my fingers and feet.
Avatar n tn weather changes or i get sick.. my legs and joints ache. this never happened before treatment. While on treatment.. i thgouht my legs were going to fall off and my back would break I ached sooo bad. I thought i would be free of this since i sucessfully completed treatement and was undetectable after 1 year post treatment. But i still suffer with the ache joints. Any thoughts on this would be great PS: I completed treatment in may of 04.
768044 tn?1294227036 Are you satisfied with your current preventative treatment plan? Preventative treatment plans can include medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers or Botox injections. Preventative treatment plans can also include trigger avoidance, special diets and treatments related to non-migraine diseases. A preventative treatment plan can also include supplements such as Vitamin B2, magnesium and co enzyme Q10 or herbal treatments such as feverfew.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn I would not recommend surgery while undergoing treatment for Hep C. Treatment drugs will lower his white count and likely cause some anemia, both of which could make surgery more risky. Also, depending upon the exact stage of his liver damage, a surgeon may or may not be willing to do the surgery. Surgery can cause the liver to decompensate (stop working properly), so usually a surgeon will need a hepatologist to approve the patient for surgery before agreeing to do it.
5795382 tn?1374427106 After almost a week, my shoulder pain went away, my ankle swelling was no more, and my right knee's swelling was almost completely gone, along with my other knee that completely stopped hurting- I was surprised that I had started to feel better so quickly. I was worried about the D2 treatment at first because I'd heard that only D3 would help and also that other vitamins were needed to help the body absorb the vit D. but again, I started to feel better immediately.
Avatar n tn Based on my own experience, and other members, I'm convinced that with proper treatment the effects of Hashi's can be minimized and patients can feel good again. The most important thing in successful treatment of Hashi's is to have a good thyroid doctor that will treat your symptoms as I've outlined above. Based on members' experience, this is sometimes very difficult, thus the many sad stories you hear.
20063166 tn?1489404667 Passed more than 7 months after the successful treatment of my son from hepatitis C, but there were serious side effects that were not before treatment: 1 problems with the eyes-before the eyes of the mesh; If you look at a certain point it begins to blur; Wave-like movement of objects, if tired; Bright light is a problem, often there is burning in the eyes. 2 there is a fog in his head, which prevents him from thinking clearly and very much influences his memory.
Avatar n tn Re: Some will try to claim that these problems cropping up after tx are a 'coincidence', or are due to some sort of rapid aging. How ridiculous to keep saying this. The point was that since such symptoms can be seen in the aging process, it must be difficult to definitively link them to the effects of interferon treatment. But Kalio supplied you with research that supports your suspicions, even though she/he was treated rudely on the other thread.
Avatar f tn I have been to numerous specialist, my primary, and even an herbalist. My rheumatologist has now diagnosed me with osteoarthritis and fibrous dysplasia, and mentioned I am not sick enough for a full Lupus diagnosis? I have a positive ANA which continues to climb, C-protein tests continue to get worth, I am not registering any calcium or vitamin D - spite me taking supplements - and my white blood cell count is increasing after every set of blood work. But.... Not sick enough...
Avatar n tn between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. Treatment includes reduction of weight, exercise and support devices like splints, canes, walkers, and braces.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are used for pain relief. Some studies, but not all, have suggested that the food supplements glucosamine and chondroitin can relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness for some persons with osteoarthritis.
199177 tn?1490502134 Still, further research is needed to determine the effectiveness of dietary modifications as a pain treatment. Nutritional Supplements There is solid evidence indicating that glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are effective for knee osteoarthritis. These natural compounds were found to decrease pain and increase mobility of the knee and were well tolerated and safe.
1108194 tn?1378428122 It both left and right index fingers at the same time, it happened was in the morning. He also had this one on both thumbs. He takes B-50 supplements, fish oil, probiotics, multi vitamin, and D3.
Avatar m tn Hi , After some research i started taking JOINTSNKNEES , this supplement for joint pain. I've been suffering from osteoarthritis for 4 years now . I felt a good amount of relief from this particular supplement in comparison to others I've taken. It contains green lipped mussels and 5 loxin , does anyone if any of these ingredients cause any long term side effects? I haven't experienced anything as yet and its been 6 months i have been taking it.
Avatar f tn Aside from weight reduction and avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on the joint cartilage, there is no specific treatment to halt cartilage degeneration or to repair damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis for your stage of problem. Applying local heat before and cold packs after exercise can help relieve pain and inflammation for you.
199177 tn?1490502134 Acupuncture also may be an acceptable alternative to or may be included as part of a comprehensive pain management program. Chiropractic Treatment and Massage Chiropractic treatment is the most common non-surgical treatment for back pain. Improvements of people undergoing chiropractic manipulations were noted in some trials. However, the treatments effectiveness in treating back and neck pain has not been supported by compelling evidence from the majority of clinical trials.
Avatar f tn boosting the immune system while killing the pathogens (bacterial infection and suppressing viruses). I also take tons of supplements. Is your current treatment working ? Yes, although slowly (but I was warned) I hear that treatment can take 6 years if you've been ill with CFS for many years. The longer you've had CFS, the more infections you may have. What type of physician is treating you ? Endocrinologist and Alternative Medicine Practitioner What have you found helps you the most ?
Avatar n tn However most ppl know that Glucosamine is marketed for the treatment for osteoarthritis. I know of four family members that have taken this for as long as six months, including my husband. All claimed no decrease in their painful symptoms but none noted an increase either. The medical community appears to agree that this is a safe supplement but the consensus of the effectiveness of this compound varies widely. I am sorry but I can't give you any educated suggestions.
Avatar m tn I'm a 24 yo male. 6' 2", 170 lbs. In 'good health'. On random (no pattern) I will experience a wave of dizziness and racing heart that makes me feel unsteady but this is more of the "aura" before I experience an "episode". History of migraines(pain), scoliosis, osteoarthritis in cervical spine, and epilepsy. Episode Symptoms: Fast onset, lasting time 40s-2min. Sense of time is altered, hard to concentrate or focus/answer simple questions.
Avatar f tn MSM, and Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother as a treatment, how each one works against arthritis, and which is the best to use, as I've had both work well (esp the ACV), but the MSM is expensive, but the ACV has negative side effects. Thank you for your time to reply.
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 f tn I haven't really found an effective treatment just yet. I prefer to use supplements. I have already tried different medications but they really haven't done anything but cause side effects that I already experience! Mainly fatiuge. I really believe that I can control my pain and stiffness alot better if I can get some energy to do it. My fatiuge is so bad that I can just stay in bed. As I type, my house is a mess and I am so exhausted.