CategoryArthritis

Fibromyalgia – Difficult to Diagnose, Difficult to Treat

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There are a number of syndromes or medical conditions that cause distress, pain, or suffering to many people, but are either misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or under-diagnosed, with the result that the suffering is actually prolonged rather than treated. For example, anyone who knows someone who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has heard the stories of them being told by doctors that...

Sugary Soft Drinks Worsen Osteoarthritis in Men

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It’s tough to be a soft drink lover these days. You’ve got cities such as New York banning jumbo-sized servings of them, and scientific studies linking them with high blood pressure and stroke. Then of course there is their role in obesity, which is itself a factor in many other diseases such as diabetes. And now there is new research that indicates that if you’re a man who...

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) – Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments

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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) may sometimes be called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. While it is possible for children under the age of 16 to develop other types of arthritis, this is by far the most common. Finding an authority on the disease is important because it is possible for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to cause significant complications. Symptoms Children are not always able to...

Balancing Fat Intake to Treat Arthritis and Reduce Inflammation

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The jury seems to be in on the benefits of adding polyunsaturated omega-3 oils to our diets, especially those high in the fatty acids EPA and DHA (as opposed to ALA fatty acids, which are not as easily converted to useful form by our bodies). The body of evidence supporting the benefits of taking fish oil capsules is greater than for any other vitamin or food supplement. But recent studies are...

What Is Osteoarthritis?

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Osteoarthritis (OA), sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common cause of joint pain in adults. More than 25 million people in the United States have already been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and as the population ages, increasing numbers are expected to suffer from the symptoms of this disease. It is very likely that anyone who...

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

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Arthritis is a disease that many people associated with getting older. However, while it is more common in people of ages 55 and older, arthritis can affect anyone of any age. There are over 200 types of arthritis, and it is one of the most common forms of physical disability. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is characterized by stiffness...

Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating disease of the autoimmune system which causes the body to erroneously attack the synovium, which is the cell lining contained within joints. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis and the condition is considered chronic. In addition, this disease can result in disability and causes pain in joints, swelling, loss of joint function, as well as stiffness. No...

Guaifenesin and Fibromyalgia

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Guaifenesin is an expectorant which can thin out and loosen your mucus, making it really easy to cough up. It is a critical ingredient found in many cough syrups. Opera singers sometimes use guaifenesin to improve the production of secondary mucosal secretion, a thin, lubricating mucus that naturally is found on the vocal cord in well hydrated and healthy people. Guaifenesin can help singer to...

How to Find a Good Doctor for Fibromyalgia?

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Imagining yourself giving a doctor an interview can be a rather daunting and scary thought. Who are you, anyway, interviewing an educated and professional medical doctor? There are only one such person: you, as a patient who needs to get professional helps and find the best doctor available. Keep in mind that in medical community there are thousands of specialists with many different kinds of...

Home Treatments for Gout Pain

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Gout is a form of arthritis that takes a toll on our joints. In most cases, gout pain is experienced on the joints of our toes. However, it can affect joints of other body parts as well. Elderly people are more prone to catch up with this ailment due to their tarnishing health. The worst part is that this ailment can result into sleepless nights as the pain usually starts taking a grip over one’s...

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