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Arthritis, Changes in Diet to Combat Arthritis

Arthritis is a common symptom of many diseases. Characterized by pain in movement or palpation of the joints. The joints may show signs of inflammation such as redness, swelling, soft tissue hypertrophy of the synovial cavity (diarthrosis) and an increase in synovial fluid.

The arthritis is a total of more than different diseases causing pain, inflammation, stiffness and functional problems in one or more joints.

Sometimes persons try to relate disease progression to different foods they eat. There is no special diet or a miracle food that offer cure for persons with arthritis.

In some cases when persons avoid or, conversely, when they eat certain foods, can produce changes in the course of their illness.

For example, persons suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis are better when they grow in their diet as fat from fish. In persons with gout, avoid alcohol and foods rich in protein, it helps.

It is very important that the person before making any changes in their diet to combat arthritis, to consult their doctor first.

There are indications that arthritis is caused by some kind of food or food allergies. So it is not appropriate for a person to impose restrictions on foods or taking supplements without taking preliminary advice from his doctor.

A person with arthritis is good to have a Balanced diet. We must avoid drastic diets or various fasts. The calcium intake should be increased for purposes of prevention of osteoporosis later in life.

Persons with arthritis are good to drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcoholic beverages. The weight must be maintained within normal levels. The consumption of fat should be normal order and the weight remains normal.

Obesity worsens the symptoms of arthritis. Joints affected by arthritis suffer more from excess body weight.

Overweight or obese persons with arthritis of the knee joint and spine suffer more because of the burden on joints with unnecessary weight. Also, excessive body weight increased risk of osteoarthritis.

Increased physical activity and exercise help in weight loss. But this is difficult for persons with arthritis who have pain or other functional limitations in the joints.

The methods of weight reduction in these persons include a diet rich in nutrients but low in calories. Sports activities such as swimming can be fun and contribute to the loss of overweight.

Persons with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis accompanied by inflammation, consumption of fish containing omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammatory reactions caused by the person's immune system.

Persons who eat fish one or two times a week can take advantage of the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Also several studies have shown that eating fish with this frequency can be effective and to prevent other diseases such as asthma and prostate cancer.

In persons with gout, uric acid is a product of the protein accumulates in the joints like the big toe then causes pain and inflammation.

Persons with gout are good to avoid alcohol, drink many soft drinks, and avoid eating too much meat, liver, kidneys and brains. It is also good to avoid shellfish and anchovies.

Except that we have mentioned above, there is no evidence to support that there are more links between food and arthritis.

If a person noticed that a particular food aggravates the situation, then you should take notes to see whether this happens regularly or randomly. Should not impose hardship or restrictions for a category of food without getting the advice of the doctor.
It is important to note that in many cases, arthritis may show improvement or deterioration without obvious reason.

The development of the disease may accidentally coincide with a change in diet and do not necessarily mean that a change in diet or a specific food is responsible for the improvement or worsening of arthritis.

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