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Breaking Health News: Spondyloarthritis – Inflammatory Arthritis

Debra Murray

    Normally, osteoarthritis doesn’t cause inflammation in the joints. But there’s a type of arthritis called spondyloarthritis, which is a catch-all term for a group of joint diseases that do cause inflammation. Interestingly, unlike osteoarthritis, spondyloarthritis often attacks young adolescent and post-adolescent men.    Symptoms  Most people who suffer from spondyloarthritis suffer pain in their lower back, especially if they have a type of the condition called axial spondyloarthritis. They also suffer from painful swelling of their limbs if they have peripheral spondyloarthritis. The inflammation sets up in the areas where the tendons and the ligaments of the body connect to the sufferer’s bones. The bones...

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Turmeric: Nature's Anti-Inflammatory Prescription

Debra Murray

  Turmeric has been used for centuries as a spice and food preservative by the indigenous peoples of India and Southeast Asia. In addition to its culinary role, turmeric has also been used in traditional medicines and remedies for various illnesses including cough, biliary disease, diabetic complications, cardiovascular disease, and various forms of arthritis and rheumatism.   While turmeric has been studied for its anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, and gastrointestinal benefits, its potent anti-inflammatory properties have shown to be particularly beneficial to individuals suffering from common rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis (form of arthritis that primarily...

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