Signs of arthritis can start popping up as early as our thirties. At least 14 percent of all Americans have some form of this disease. The biggest heartache of arthritis is that there is no real cure for it. Here are some speedy ways to help relieve pain and release stiff joints.
Since many of the symptoms of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis overlap, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose which disease you have. Some cases of lupus, especially those that effect organs such as the kidneys or lungs, are categorically different than rheumatoid arthritis. However, some cases of lupus produce joint pain quite similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
To correctly diagnose your disorder, use a combination of self-diagnosis and a professional medical opinion. A correct diagnosis is essential, especially since untreated lupus can often lead to other serious conditions such as kidney failure and cancer.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is common, but there are ways to naturally treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints with inflammation, and is often accompanied with pain and stiffness. Below are some ways to help naturally treat Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Take Borage Oil in supplemental form daily. Borage Oil contains the Omega 6 Fatty Acid known as GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid). Borage Oil has been proven to be effective in helping to relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. • Exercise regularly, but avoid certain types of exercise. Try to exercise gently, with things like low impact aerobics, swimming, stretching and walking. Often times patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis will feel increased pain initially, but this is normal and will change once your body adjusts. Regular, light exercise will actually help to relieve pain and other symptoms, as well as help to prevent health complications often associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. • Look into any possible allergies, especially food allergies such as wheat or milk. Many patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis are actually able to control their disease by eliminating any symptoms triggering foods. • A cooling treatment may be necessary for inflamed joints. You can make a simple ice pack with a hand towel and some ice from your ice tray. Crushed ice works best. Wrap up carefully and place on sore inflamed joints. • Eat plenty of oily fish and shellfish, for their omega-3 fatty acids. Eat sweet potatoes, broccoli, apricots, carrots, and liver for their vitamin A and beta-carotene. Consume citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwis, and dark green vegetables for their vitamin C and bioflavonoid, and olive oil, sunflower seeds, nuts, and avocados for their vitamin E.
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