Arthritis: Can it Be Controlled?
Arthritis is still a mystery disease to many afflicted with it. Answers to really controlling Arthritis are hard to come by.
One day you are in painful misery….the next day you might not hurt at all.
Research continues into trying to solve this miserable affliction. Is it caused by a previously unnoticed and untreated bacterial infection? Is is a virus? Most people before the end of their life will have it.
What we have to offer to help you control Arthritis.
Beginning on this page we have collected articles and videos about Arthritis, some will be available in later posts or pages.. Many will discuss treatments available, symptoms and how to relieve them and how diet and exercise may affect your quality of life.
Keep up to date on what is available to control Arthritis.
If you have a disease it is always helpful to keep up to date on what is available to help you until a cure is found.
Keep in close contact with your caregiver.
Educate yourself about new treatments offered as there is always the possibility of unanticipated results…sometimes good, sometimes bad. Since it is you and your body and you will live with the results…get as much information as possible before making a change.
Below is a link to a book that I recently found….. It is filled with information about Lupus which is a disease often diagnosed before it proceeds to become Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since the perception from an onlooker is that Lupus is simply an unattractive rash that often appears on the face, usually the cheeks…the seriousness of the RA precursor is often overlooked.
Wikipedia says it like this:
“Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs.
Symptoms vary from person to person, and may come and go. Almost everyone with Lupus has joint pain and swelling. Some develop arthritis. Frequently affected joints are the fingers, hands, wrists, and knees.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupus_erythematosus)
The book I am referring to was written by Dr. Gary M. Levin and below is a short quote from inside a document about this book.
Hello, I’m Dr. Gary M. Levin and I’m a retired M.D. and Surgeon practicing medicine in the U.S. for more than forty years. I took great pride in running my own clinic, as well as teaching and supervising resident doctors at a facility at Loma Linda Univ. School of Medicine.
Information about dietary changes, herbs, supplements and vitamins and minerals that seem to offer assistance in controlling the pain and inflammation that is present in Arthritis along with more details than are listed here.
The author also seems to concentrate more on natural remedies and making changes in your diet rather than heavy duty exercises. Some relaxations and stretches that are easy to do and should assist in keeping joints mobile are offered. If your are interested in reading more about the book, click here and it will take you to the Author’s website.