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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Arthritis Prevention

Have you ever diagnosed with arthritis? or Osteoarthritis? Or Rheumathoid Arthritis? If you don't want to experience those disease, you can do several tips from us

Arthritis prevention

1. Understanding the disease:

Arthritis is Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes. It occurs in various forms, such as , osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis, bacterial arthritis. 

In osteoarthritis, the cartilage between two bones begins to wear down, causing stress between the two bones. This stress produces inflammation and occasionally bone spurs. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system actually begins attacking the cartilage and synovial linings in the joints between bones.

In both of these forms of arthritis, inflammation is always present, which makes the situation even more painful than before. The main cause of these diseases is oxidative stress

The risk factors:

Six .near the age of 65, your chances of developing osteoarthritis improve exponentially.

Sports, have a job that requires repetitive motion throughout the day, or are engaged in any activity that, over time, consistently uses one or more joints on a regular basis, your chances of developing OA increase. 

Fat. Because of the increased weight strain on joints, obesity have a greater chance of developing osteoarthritis. 

FemaleAfter the age of 65, women have a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis 

Factor Rheumatoid arthritis. If you've been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis - an autoimmune disease as you age, you can also develop osteoarthritis

2. , Modify the risk factors

 After you know somerisk factors, you can modify them to prevent arthritis. Maintaining a healthy weight can prevent you from developing arthritis in your knees. Exercising regularly is also a good means of protecting yourself against the occurrence of arthritis symptoms. Running is fine, if you do some warming up before and cooling down after. Practicing good posture for all the time. Eating right is another great measure of protection. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, since Vitamin E is very useful for the protection.

3. Natural Food supplements:

There are some natural food supplements, that can prevent you from arthritis:

 Fish oil -. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are incredible defenses against oxidative stress. Japan has less number of people experiencing arthritis, since they consume more fish than others.

 Biovflavonoids - often found in colorful fruits and veggies, but are important in a nutritional supplement, as well. 

  Vitamin C &Vitamin E - another important antioxidant to help prevent the cause of the disease. 

 Calcium - . You should take supplements of 800 mg to 1500 mg daily, calcium is the most important factor when slowing the progression of osteoporosis and a good level of vitamin D to help absorption. 

 Glucosamine sulfate - Inherently important in cartilage synthesis, glucosamine should be supplemented at levels of 1500-2000 mg per day to help rebuild cartilage and prevent pain. 


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