Arthritis Center

by Josh

Arthritis Center

Good morning Pura Vida fans! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! As July comes to a close, we want to spotlight another important awareness month. July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month so we wanted to spotlight the 2 bracelets we have for that cause; Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness and Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis When you give to the Arthritis Foundation, you’re making a wise investment. Not only does your gift go to work immediately, helping us serve Americans with arthritis, their families and health professionals who help them, but it’s also an investment in the future, helping find a cure for arthritis.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are substances that occur naturally in cartilage. Several studies have shown the benefit of oral glucosamine in osteoarthritis. In a systematic review, glucosamine was found to work as well or better than NSAIDS. (Although other studies have found it less effective.) Often glucosamine is used in combination with chondroitin, although studies are not clear as to whether there is added symptomatic improvement by adding chondroitin, there is suggestion that it may retard progression of the disease. These may be disease modifying agents, rather than just pain suppressing. A minimum of a 6-week trial should be completed before symptomatic assessment is made.Arthritis

 

If you aresuffering from chronic pain, it is likely your sleep, mobility, and general wayof life may be affected. Pain that is at moderate to high levels for longperiods of time can become tiring and can cause low mood. Treating the pain isonly part of the story. Pain managementwill help, but many people find a two-way attack is needed, such as treatingboth the pain and the depression at the same time. For some, depression canmean not wanting to leave the house. Forothers, it could mean not wanting to exercise to improve the ability to movearound. Not exercising can make pain andperception of pain much worse in the long run.

Eating chocolate will make you thinner , the heart benefits of dark chocolate have long been recognized. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties may help offset the calories. And some scientists believe chocolate's caffeine could increase your metabolic rate. Still, stick to small pieces that will curb cravings without overloading your body with sugar. While researchers aren't positive that eating chocolate will make you thinner , the heart benefits of dark chocolate have long been recognized. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties may help offset the calories. And some scientists believe chocolate's caffeine could increase your metabolic rate.

Arthritis does not have to be a negative diagnosis. There are lots of developments made in this field every day. Simply put, if you figure it out quick enough, there are several things that you can do (therapies, medications) to slow down the further development of the disease. Copper bracelets and discomfort aren’t your only alternatives any more. Many new improvements and insights have happened that could allow arthritis sufferers to retain their ranges of motion for a lot longer than they used to. Try to keep an optimistic mind-set. Lots of people who are diagnosed with arthritis continue to lead perfectly normal lives.

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