Arthritis?… Yes, you can enjoy life!

 Arthritis around the world

     When we talk about arthritis we refer in general to a painful condition that affects joints and bones. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, affecting more than 350 million people worldwide.

     As not every person suffering arthritics, pains get diagnosed is estimated that 1 in 3 people are affected to some extent by arthritis.

    All ages, races, and genders can suffer from arthritis but are prevalent in women than in men.

    The question remain: Can patient with arthritis enjoy the life?

Lifestyle for person with arthritis

    The order word for the lifestyle of a person with arthritis condition has to be moderation. If we look at diet it has to be rich enough to keep a healthy weight but not too slim.

    The very slim figure is more expose to osteoporosis which can worsen arthritis and vice versa.

     At the same time, overweight persons suffer more arthritic pain resulted from more pressure on already inflamed joints.

     Physical activity has to be also balanced in the way to keep fit and functional muscle and bones and optimal flexibility for the joints.

     Choose to make light exercises, yoga, stretches, walking, dancing, and swimming on medium to low intensity. Exercising helps with arthritic pains.

     Avoid heavy lifting, repetitive movements, high-intensity exercise of any type, as it increases the inflammation.

Food and supplements impact

     The diet should be rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, and poor in red meats. Sugar and raffinates carbohydrates look to flare up arthritis.

      Also is important to get enough quantity from all nutrients for an optimal replacement of bone and muscle tissue.

    But everybody likes a large choice of food so is good to have at hand some digestive enzymes. It can be useful to take them whenever you eat something from the banned list as well as when you overeat. Eating too much could rise up inflammatory processes in the body.

    Each body reacts differently but over time a list of food came up like being good in arthritis.

This list includes fatty fish, garlic, ginger, broccoli, walnuts, berries, spinach, grapes, olives, prunes, beans, whole grains, honey, anchovies, soy, turmeric, low-fat dairy, green tea, soy.

    Bad food in arthritis includes sugar, raffinates carbohydrates, deep-fries, meat cooked at high temperature, saturated fat.

    Overtime also a list of supplements was generally accepted as beneficial in arthritis.

    This includes D vitamin and calcium, selenium, C vitamins. Magnesium, K vitamin, boron, silicon, B vitamin, manganese, strontium, zinc, whey protein, red clover, copper, bee venom, bee pollen, royal jelly.

Weather sensitivity

   Is generally accepted that arthritic pain can be affected by atmospheric conditions like temperature, humidity, and pressure.

   The medical science was not able yet to explain exactly why is happening but the patients know there is a relation between the changes in the weather condition and the intensity of arthritic discomfort.

    Weather sensitivity can be compensated by avoiding outdoor activity on the days with the adverse weather conditions, use heating therapies, and taking anti-inflammatory medication and creams. 

 New generation of treatments

       Calmare therapy can be a real help for patients in arthritis. Here you can find out how that work:

       Scrambler therapy is an electro-cutaneous treatment. Although people may think of it as being similar to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy, scrambler therapy is felt to work through a different mechanism. TENS is thought to work through the gateway theory of pain relief, whereby normal touch sensations blocks pain sensations. Scrambler therapy, on the other hand, is proposed to provide normal-self, non-pain electrical information via nerves that have been transmitting chronic pain information. Through a process termed plasticity, this is able to retrain the brain so that it does not ascribe pain to the chronic pain area. Scrambler therapy consists of a machine, which looks somewhat like an electrocardiogram machine. Leads are placed on patients, around the areas of chronic pain. Scrambled electrical signals are then sent to the brain that perceives them as normal, non-pain signals. During this process, the brain is retrained to think that there really is no pain in the area that is being treated.

From <https://www.healio.com/news/hematology-oncology/20160106/mayo-clinic-researchers-test-scrambler-therapy-for-pain>

        Another helpful therapies is Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Therapy.

MBST- magnetic resonance therapy is the application of magnetic resonance technology for the purpose of treatment. This technology is based on the same principles as the well-known diagnostic magnetic resonance (NMR or MRI).

      MBST is the best therapy that currently exists for the successful treatment of joint and bone diseases such as osteoarthritis (arthrosis) and osteoporosis, as well as for metabolic bone disease, without any side effects.

     To whom do we recommend MBST?

     All persons who have joint pain, a diagnose of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and osteopenia, people who have an increased risk of developing degenerative arthritis and osteoporosis as well as athletes, people who perform hard physical labor, who have a sedentary job, and those who suffer from chronic diseases that we know to cause damage to bones and joints, such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, thyroid disease, kidney disease, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, women who have entered into early menopause, people who consume drugs from the group of cytostatic and corticosteroids. It is particularly important that MBST applied on time with patients who suffer from significant skeletal deformities such as kyphosis, scoliosis, hip dysplasia, because with them always leads to the development of osteoarthritis. It is best to apply MBST before the significant damage is done to the joints, thus it will prevent the advancing of the disease and serious complications that would otherwise certainly occur. From <https://www.k-centar.hr/mbst-magnetic-resonance-therapy/?lang=en>

       Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs DMARDs

    This type of medication modify the proteins and other chemical responsible for inflammation in the body and can make the difference used in conjunction with other medication and treatments for certain types of arthritis.

Holistic approach.

     Like any other type of medical condition, arthritis has more chances to be controlled if a holistic approach is used.

      It is generally accepted that is an interconnection between depression and arthritis and is more and more brought in attention to the fact that the patient should be in the middle, not the affection.

      A team of rheumatologists, physiotherapists, phycologists, social workers, dietitians is just a shortlist of professionals needed to properly control arthritis affection.

      A procedure like meditation, relaxation, cold laser therapy, decompression therapy, acupuncture, naprapathy, apitherapy could make the difference

 Life with arthritis bottom line.

      Arthritis is a condition that is not fully reversible but there are many ways to deal with it to can live the fullness of life.

     Do not ignore it.

     Look for medical support as well as alternatives  medicines and procedures.

     Use anti-inflammatory medication but not only that.

     Find relevant, trusty information and get in touch with communities of patients and professionals involved in it.

     Do not forget: Live your life not your arthritis

Adelina

We are here trying together to find the best way in the journey for - recovering from illness - living with a diagnostic -avoiding the infirmity and weakness

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