How To Live Arthritis Free

What you need to know about improving the quality of your life

Arthritis is a common joint problem, usually found in the elderly. It can be painful and at times almost unbearable. However, it is not just solely found in adults, there are cases (however they are a small fraction of the total arthritis cases) that are found in children (also known as juvenile arthritis). While arthritis can be extremely painful and debilitating there are some treatments, both prescription and natural that can help you ease the pain of arthritis and get back on the fast track to a healthy life. There are over a hundred different prescription medications for arthritis, and it is important to consult a few doctors before actually taking any.

If prescription medication is not for you, there are also many natural arthritis treatments. OTC medications like asprin or Bayer can help to alleviate the everyday pain of arthritis. Some of the more popular prescription medications are listed below.

Arthritis Treatment

  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin are the two most popular natural remedies for arthritis
  • Synotrex is a newer product that is for victims of joint pain, not just arthritis
  • Liquid Glucosamine Formula Syn-flex is a power producted aimed at getting you back on track for a more healthy arthritis free life

Diet and Arthritis

Is arthritis affected by your diet? This is one of the most common questions that arthritis victims ask. Because symptoms of arthritis can vary from day to day, it is natural to think that what you ate yesterday caused or reduced the pain you feel today.

Some researchers have looked at the roles diet may play in arthritis. There are various studies, and thus scientific reasons, to think that the foods you eat could affect certain kinds of arthritis. Evidence shows that excessive weight and the type of diet you follow may influence symptoms of certain types of arthritis and related conditions. However, all persons with arthritis, young and old, can benefit from eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. This includes a variety of foods; plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products; and sugar, salt and fat (especially saturated fat found in animal products) in moderation. Taking the recommended daily amounts of vitamins and minerals also is an important part of a healthful diet. A good diet promotes overall health and helps to control weight, which is important for many medical conditions.

Catch It Early

Pay attention to early warning signs. It's time to see your doctor if you have pain, stiffness or swelling in or around a joint for more than two weeks. These symptoms can develop suddenly or slowly. Only a doctor can tell if it's arthritis. The earlier an accurate diagnosis is made and arthritis treatment is started, the better. Early treatment can often lead to less joint damage and less pain. Your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments that may include medication, weight management, exercise, use of heat or cold, and methods to protect your joints from further damage.

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