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Simple Health Tips for Spondyloarthritis – Inflammatory Arthritis

Debra Murray

  Spondyloarthritis is an inflammatory type of rheumatic arthritis that affects the joints in the spine. This condition can also affect the legs, soft tissues, eyes, and many internal organs. Although medications can be prescribed to block the inflammatory activity of certain proteins that increase inflammatory response, there are some over-the-counter and home remedies you can use to reduce pain and improve movement at home.    NSAIDs  The first line of defense to reduce pain and inflammation of spondyloarthritis is to take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs are available over the counter in products such as ibuprofen or naproxen. However, these NSAIDS often have negative side...

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Breaking Health News: Holidays and Increased Pain

Debra Murray

  The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many people, that means increased pain. This pain can take a number of forms including arthritis, gout, inflammation, headaches and muscle soreness. Unfortunately, many people don't understand why they experience such flare-ups during this time of year. Here are some of the most prevalent causes.    Overeating    Overeating is one of the worst things you can do to yourself, but it's very common around the holidays. With so much delicious food at the ready, who could possibly resist? That said, eating excessively places too much demand on your body and...

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Manage Your Pain during the Holiday Season

Debra Murray

    Most of us are aware that stress is a big contributor to chronic pain, and many people live with constant discomfort on a daily basis. Stress and pain can be elevated during the holiday season due to various factors. Juggling demands, shopping in crowded locations, accommodating relatives and attending parties can all result in anxiety that aggravates a persistent condition.    Tension    A contributing factor to holiday stress and pain is tension. This may include tension in the back, neck, shoulders or legs. While some people may only suffer with slight discomfort or headache, others experience severe body aches...

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Lose the Holiday Weight Gain

Debra Murray

  Excess weight gain can cause many health problems you may have overlooked. In addition to cardiac stress, excess weight can take a heavy toll on joints and muscles which can cause unnecessary aches and pains. When it comes to losing weight, it is very important to do so safely and naturally. Herbal supplements and remedies are the best way to attack weight gain at its source and lose unwanted pounds. With the holiday season just ending, it is essential to take extra special care of your health. BLUESPRING offers a natural supplement geared toward healthy weight management.   BLUESPRING’s Thyroid Support Formula is a...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a form of arthritis that occurs with the chronic skin condition psoriasis. Symptoms may vary in individuals, and may affect any joint. PA generally affects the skin first, but the symptoms of arthritis may develop before the red and silver scaly patches that generally characterize psoriasis.     What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?    Psoriasis is caused when the body starts attacking its own cells, in this case skin cells. In about 30 percent of all cases of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, the body's immune system does not stop with attacking skin cells, but...

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Simple Health Tips for Osteoarthritis Sufferers

Debra Murray

  As we age, we often start to feel twinges of pain in our joints, most likely in the hips and knees. Most of the time, this pain is caused by osteoarthritis. When the stiffness and pain start to affect your everyday living, it may be time to do something about it. Following are several tips to help ease the pain of osteoarthritis.    Keep Your Weight in Check  If you are overweight, you are putting extra stress and strain on your knees with every step you take. One of the easiest ways to help relieve osteoarthritis pain in your...

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Dangers of How Excess Weight Can Increase Pain

Debra Murray

  As people age, they face unique challenges to their health. Any health concerns can be exacerbated by weight gain. Doctors agree that excessive weight gain poses great risks to people’s physical well-being. Even more, carrying extra weight can cause people to suffer significant pain that may be difficult to treat.  Weight gain, however, may be due to more than a lack of exercise or poor diet. Thyroid glands may be undermining their efforts to maintain healthy weight. The thyroid is an important organ in the body that regulates people’s metabolism and contributes to how well people gain or lose weight. If a person’s thyroid becomes...

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Glucosamine Sulfate: Studies on its Efficacy

Debra Murray

  Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical that naturally occurs in the body. It's found in the fluid that serves as the cushioning for joints. Without this fluid, the joints begin to painfully grind against each other, similar to pistons in a car engine that's low on oil. This causes a myriad of symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness and swelling, commonly referred to as arthritis or osteoarthritis. Joint disease can affect any part of the body. Since glucosamine sulfate is found in this fluid, it's a natural conclusion that taking a glucosamine sulfate supplement may alleviate joint disease symptoms and...

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Breaking Health News: Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

Debra Murray

  Osteoarthritis often occurs with aging but younger people can acquire it too. When the cartilage that cushions joint bones becomes worn, it no longer cushions the moving bones of the joint. This condition can cause swelling, stiffness and pain in the joint. A number of treatments are recommended to reduce pain and increase mobility.     What Occurs in Osteoarthritis    Joint cartilage is composed of collagen, water and certain proteins. This cartilage may become damaged by repetitive movement of the joints or injury to the area. In the condition of osteoarthritis, the cartilage that helps to cushion the bones is...

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Breaking Health News on Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

  What is Psoriatic Arthritis?  Individuals with skin psoriasis often also develop psoriatic arthritis that affects the nails, tendons and joints. Medical researchers have determined that a particular inherited skin tissue type is usually responsible for the condition. Patients often have inflammation in the bones of the vertebral column such as various forms of arthritis.    Additional symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include pain in the ligaments, tendons, joints and muscles of the feet. Plantar fasciitis creates pain on the sole of the foot throughout the connective tissue. Most patients have tears in the tissue of the feet that develop over many years...

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Health Warning: Avoid the Risk of Osteoarthritis

Debra Murray

  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the joints that occurs from normal wear-and-tear. It generally affects people over the age of 40, causing chronic pain, stiffness and immobility in joints of the ankles, knees, hips, fingers and other areas. Osteoarthritis problems often have their genesis earlier in life. You can avoid the pain of osteoarthritis with proper care of minor injuries when they occur.     What Happens in Osteoarthritis?  Osteoarthritis begins when the cartilage wears away and is no longer available to provide the cushioning for joint bones. The bones become gradually more misaligned, leading to poor function and...

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How to Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Debra Murray

  Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. The immune system of RA sufferers mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, and this includes the membrane that covers the body’s joints. The initial result is usually pain, swelling and warmth of all affected areas. Some people run a fever during a flare up and feel generally run down.    Rheumatoid arthritis should be diagnosed quickly so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. This helps prevent future complications. After your diagnosis, you have several options for treating the pain both via your physician and at home.    Oral Medications    Your doctor may...

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Nature’s Secret: Pure, Prime Emu Oil

Debra Murray

  Treat Yourself to the Best Natural Moisturizer for Skin  Save money and forget about abrasive skin peels and microdermabrasion treatments. Like our skin, emu oil contains no phospholipids. A moisturizer with phospholipids is rejected by the skin so part of the moisturizer is never absorbed.    Emu oil quickly and easily absorbs through all of the layers of your skin, hydrating even the deepest layers. Over time, it can also help thicken your skin, making it smoother, softer, and suppler.   But it does much more than just moisturize and soften the skin. Emu oil can also improve the appearance of:  Scars  Burns ...

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Manage Joint Pain and Live Life to Its Fullest

Debra Murray

Joint pain can slow you down, limit activities and take the joy out of life. But it doesn’t have to. There’s a lot you can do on your own for joint pain.   Lose or Manage your weight Enjoy a Massage Maintain strong bones Exercise Healthy Diet including Essential Fatty Acids   Sometimes taking the first step is painful and you need help. BLUESPRING has the help you need. Using Super Blue Stuff OTC pain relief cream before exercise aids in loosening joints and warming up muscles so movement is easier. Joint Support and Pure Emu Oil Gel Caps help...

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Fight Joint and Muscle Pain Naturally

Debra Murray

Too much exercise, injury and just getting older can lead to joint and muscle pain. The first reaction is to stop moving, because movement leads to pain. But quite often, movement is the best thing you can do.   Exercise is important for people with arthritis. Exercise increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain and helps combat fatigue. Just the idea of exercise can be staggering with painful joints. But getting exercise doesn’t mean running a marathon or swimming like an Olympic athlete. Moderate exercise can ease the pain of stiff joints and help you maintain a healthy weight. When...

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Enjoy Life Again with Less Joint Pain

Debra Murray

  When joint pain keeps you sidelined, your have the option of watching life go by or taking control of your joint pain with help from BLUESPRING. We offer several options which can be used alone or together to help relieve the pain of aching joints.   Super Blue Stuff OTC Pain Relief This safe topical remedy that provides amazing results in as fast as 5 minutes. It is uniquely formulated from 23 natural ingredients, 11 of which are therapeutic herbs. For this reason, it is safer to use than aspirin, pharmaceuticals and drug store pain pills.   In fact,...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Arthritis Causing Bursitis

Debra Murray

  Arthritis and bursitis are hard to differentiate. Arthritis inflammation is caused by degenerative bone and connective tissue. Bursitis involves inflamed bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that surround the joints. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of bursitis.   The bursae are small structures that cushion the muscles, tendons and bones. The age-related "wear and tear" of osteoarthritis can easily lead to bursitis. However, the condition is more likely to stem from the systemic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.   The shoulders, elbows and hips are the most common places for bursitis to develop. The pain may also occur in...

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Health Warning: Extra Weight Hard on Joints

Debra Murray

Extra Weight Can Have Dramatic Impact on Joint Function and Pain  When most people think about the average amount of stress that they place upon their joints, they commonly believe that their total bodyweight is the same amount of weight that is borne by the knees, ankles, elbows, and other parts of the body. That just isn't the case, however.     For every pound of body weight, joints bear a 500 percent greater amount of weight. Therefore, a 100-pound person is putting a full 500 pounds of pressure on their joints. Someone who is overweight by just 10 pounds will place an...

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