Problems with joints, prevention and treatment
The main diseases of the joints are arthritis and arthrosis. Sometimes they are confused, which leads to incorrect treatment and aggravation of the situation. Let's see what's what.
Arthritis Is a group of diseases in which primary Inflammation of one or more joints. The reason is often the violation Work of immunity. Also, the cause of the disease may be hypothermia, colds or stress.
Similar problems with joints can occur inAt any age, but the most difficult and dangerous form of arthritis is rheumatic fever. It affects people at the most active age - from 30 to 50 years. Women suffer 3 times more often than men, because their level of hormones causing inflammation is much higher. If arthritis is not treated, it can lead to disability.
Osteoarthritis Is also a group of diseases, but theyBegin with changes in the tissues of the joint in the elderly or after an injury. They restrict the movement of the patient, and also cause pain and cause inflammation.
Prevention and treatment of arthritis and arthrosis isThe main task of modern medicine. For the treatment of joint pain, a number of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, celecoxib, diclofenac, nimesulide) are most often used. Both arthritis and arthrosis can be cured and with the help of very different drugs that normalize the activity of the immune response (leflunomide, infliximab, methotrexate, rituximab). There are drugs that are injected into the patient's body through injections, as well as others that are herbal - most often they contain soy and avocado extracts.
These problems and treatment of joint diseasesUndergoes changes. Today new biological products (not to be confused with food additives!) Are beginning to be used in this area, which are advanced and are quite expensive. They affect the structure of the molecules involved in inflammation of the joint in a given period of time.
Tips for pain in joints:
1. Follow the prescription of the doctor, strictly accept the prescribed medication;
2. Avoid contact with sick infectious diseases, because this too can cause inflammation of the joints;
3. Avoid hypothermia - the joints should always be warm. Wear gloves and warm socks.
4. Too many warming procedures on the joint area can cause exacerbation of pain;
5. Great physical activity is dangerous for the joints. If you need to work physically, consult a doctor beforehand.
6. Eat balanced. Include in your diet tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and more vegetables in general. Reduce the consumption of butter and margarine. Omega-6 fatty acids can increase inflammation in the joints, and carrot juice, celery and cabbage relieve joint pain.
7. Eat more vitamins, especially vitamin C.