Monday, March 31, 2014

ARTHRITIS Protection


Who hasn’t awakened in the morning and felt as if it was too difficult to get out of bed? Sometimes we complain about our ‘arthritis’ without really knowing that what we have it. We just feel pain and stiffness in our joints and muscles.

Individual souls avoid deciding that because they have some aches or pains, or stiffness when they get up in the morning, that they have arthritis.

Arthritis is a chronic syndrome with symmetric inflammation of the joints which result in progressive destruction of these structures. Arthritis appears to be more than one disease. It is estimated that there are approximately 100 different types of the disease which is described loosely as ‘arthritis’.

The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is related to the wear and tear of ageing and the deterioration of the cartilage at the ends of the bones. Usually this will apply to one area of the body, such as the knee or neck.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory process that attacks the synovial membrane surrounding the lubricating fluid in the joint. The entire body is usually affected and it will create stiffness, swelling, fatigue, weight loss, fever and often crippling pain.

ARTHRITIS CARE

  • Lose weight. The more overweight you are, the more stress and pressure placed on joints.
  • Stretch gently and daily for greater mobility. Moving may hurt but not moving is even worse for your joints.
  • Work on stress relief, as stress tightens muscles, making pain worse.
  • Use a muscles ointment at bedtimes so you will be less stiff when you get up in the morning
  • Try exercise in the pool. You are more flexible there and the buoyancy of the water will make movement easier.
  • Use ice on joint that has been overworked.
  • Use heat when the joint is hot, swollen or tender.
  • Many arthritics respond to an ingredient in fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Increase vitamin C to 500 mg a day.
  • Avoid the nightshade vegetables (green peppers, aborigines, tomatoes, white potatoes) as they contain sotanine which interferes with muscles enzymes.
  • Avoid supplements containing iron as it is suspected to be involved in joint pain.
  • Try a low fat diet, rich in fruits and vegetables. Often people will find that they have improvement in as little as two weeks on such diet.
  • The person with arthritis should avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and excess sugar.

Many arthritis have found some simple home remedies to be beneficial for - you might try a few, such as:

  • Eat four cherries and drink juice thought the day for four days, then stop for four days and begin again. It ids thought that the cherries reduce uric acid levels. It has been reported that this will aid the arthritic bumps on the knuckles to disappear.
  • Eat a portion of fresh string beans aid in decreasing the acid levels of the body.
  • Make a tea of parsley and drink several cupful throughout the day.
  • Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a relief for arthritis.
  • Drink a glass of water containing several teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar.

Don’t expect to see any result for at least one month. Give these remedies time to work.