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Arthritis - Common Sense Still Prevails

Aug 10, 2008
Arthritis is a disease that is affecting every age, demographic, and virtually every country of the world. In Australia alone, it is affecting nearly 4 million people with an economic drag of nearly $24 million in health-care support.

Although there is still no true cure, we are approaching very definitive ways of how to fight and minimize its symptoms and pain.

Because the disease affects stagnant muscles and joints, a healthy diet and not smoking and solid exercise is vitally important. Regular exercise is critical for the maintenance of joint mobility and strength as well as preventing falls which can lead to bone fractures. That alone can work wonders without any external drugs, which often lead to various side effects.

Another natural healer, maybe alcohol. Moderate alcohol consumption is not deleterious and may in some contexts be beneficial concerning risk for future onset of rheumatoid arthritis, says lead researcher Henrik Kallberg, of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Small, daily doses of alcohol may reduce the onset of arthritis by over 50%. Certainly, strong amount of restrain needs to be exercised when consuming alcohol as it may lead to other unwanted issues related to it.

Another approach to attacking arthritis is gold - yes, that very same gold that you wear as a necklace or a bracelet. Although not yet completely endorsed the injection of gold compounds into veins or muscles is showing a lot of promise. The results are staggering: Substantial relief to 48 to 80% of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, of whom 10% are wholly cured. Possible drawback is that gold is poisonous to some (not all) patients, and several people have died from it. In New York City over 20 arthritis clinics are now using gold, albeit with medical caution. Strong amount of research is still in need to validate the findings, but gold seems to possess certain properties that allow it to enhance and sometime even reverse the deterioration effects imposed by arthritis.

For women, although not a recommended form of therapy, pregnancy usually brings temporary relief of arthritic aches and pains. Still a mystery as to the why, it is at least one of many positive reasons for women seeking pregnancy. This is another area of intense research, since it may suggest possible mechanisms, within a body, that once enabled, can fight off the disease by itself.

Arthritis is one of the world's oldest known diseases. It is even rumored that dinosaurs, millions of years ago, suffered from it's causes. Nevertheless, the knowledge gained in the last 5-8 years has been instrumental on making tremendous strides in understanding, diagnosing and fighting this disease.
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Joseph Vishnev loves practical approach to things that make an instant, positive difference in people's lives. He is constantly scouring various research studies to update his website with latest advances. See: http://www.JointsPain.com for more information.
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