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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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Simple Health Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis

Debra Murray

Psoriatic arthritis affects nearly 30 percent of individuals who have been previously diagnosed with psoriasis. This inflammatory condition generally occurs in bursts that often coincide with trigger factors, which are then related to increased inflammatory processes. Stymieing these arthritic outbreaks is the primary goal of treatment, and much of the focus is placed on reducing overall inflammation. From non-steroidal anti-inflammatories to biologic recombinant agents, medicinal treatments seek to reduce the body's inclination to attack arthritic joints.    Psoriatic arthritis patients should seek to combine prescribed medications and topical agents with an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. These holistic practices can be delineated into several...

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Health Warning: Dangers of EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Deficiency

Debra Murray

  Essential fatty acids are something the body needs. The function they perform is complex, but certain fatty acids work at the molecular level to improve cell regeneration. This can be a problem because the human body does not manufacture these necessary fatty acids. The only way to get these critical elements is through diet . A lack of dietary EFA leads to a condition known as essential fatty acid deficiency.   More about Essential Fatty Acids Most fatty acids serve as fuel for cells. Once broken down, they form ATP, a vital substance for heart and skeletal cell functioning....

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Simple Health Tips for Neuropathy Sufferers

Debra Murray

  If you suffer from neuropathy, whether or not it goes along with diabetes, you know all too well that the damage to nerves causes numbness or tingling in the feet and lower legs, burning sensations, loss of sensation in the feet or lower legs, and sometimes symptoms can even occur in the hands or arms.   General health tips that can help ease the pain of neuropathy include those having to do with safety, eating, exercise, stretching, massaging and other good pointers: Stand up and walk slowly and carefully and watch out for any objects that may be in...

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Tips to Fight Inflammation

Debra Murray

Inflammation is the body's immediate response to fighting off bacteria, viruses and other foreign invaders. When inflammation becomes chronic, it is no longer helpful to your body. Chronic inflammation wears on your immune system and causes it to attack the body's own tissues. This opens the floodgates for a host of chronic diseases including:   Cancer Diabetes Lupus Parkinson's Alzheimer's Fibromyalgia Heart Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease Arthritis Stroke What makes inflammation in the body even more dangerous is that you won't realize it is happening until it's too late. All hope is not lost, there are some simple things you...

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Dangers of Inflammation

Debra Murray

  Inflammation is a biological process that's meant to heal the body from infections, bacteria, injuries, tissue damage and other forms of trauma. The affected area swells and becomes inflamed in an attempt to create an environment that is beneficial to healing and repairing.   So when does inflammation become dangerous? As long as inflammation is in the healing or acute phase, it benefits the body. Once this condition crosses from acute to chronic, it can be your worst nightmare. Instead of healing the injured area, this once helpful biological response spreads through your whole body and sets up shop.   When...

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Simple Health Tips on Emu Oil and Essential Fatty Acids

Debra Murray

Inevitable changes occur to the body as a result of the natural process of aging, such as slight heart enlargement, decrease in bone density, cognitive issues related to loss of neuronal pathways and wrinkled, dry skin.   However, by supplementing your diet with essential fatty acids (also called omega-3s) provided by sources such as emu oil, you can help delay the onset or reduce the severity of health issues caused by age-related inflammatory diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular disorders and Alzheimer's disease.   What is Emu Oil? The emu is the largest bird living in Australia, standing about six feet high...

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