8.Arthritis



Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation (arth=joint, ritis=inflammation), and refers to more than 100 different diseases.

Description of Arthritis

Arthritis affects the movements you rely on for everyday activities. Arthritis is usually chronic. This means that it can last on and off for a lifetime.

There are over 100 kinds of arthritis that can affect many different areas of the body. In addition to the joints, some forms of arthritis are associated with diseases of other tissues and organs in the body. People of all ages, including children and young adults, can develop arthritis.

Inflammation is a reaction of the body that causes swelling, redness, pain, and loss of motion in an affected area. It is the major physical problem in the most serious forms of arthritis.

Normally, inflammation is the way the body responds to an injury or to the presence of disease agents, such as viruses or bacteria. During this reaction, many cells of the body's defense system (called the immune system) rush to the injured area to wipe out the cause of the problem, clean up damaged cells and repair tissues that have been hurt. Once the "battle" is won, the inflammation normally goes away and the area becomes healthy again.

In many forms of arthritis, the inflammation does not go away as it should. Instead, it becomes part of the problem, damaging healthy tissues of the body. This may result in more inflammation and more damage - a continuing cycle.

The damage that occurs can change the bones and other tissues of the joints, sometimes affecting their shape and making movement hard and painful. Diseases in which the immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy parts of the body are called autoimmune diseases.


Natural Treating Arthritis

THE FOOD LINK

Chapter Four discusses the connection between what you eat and how you feel, specifically the impact of food allergies on destructive joint inflammation. We outline the principles of finding and treating food reactions and include specific food recommendations known to help prevent arthritis flare-ups or alleviate the pain once it has begun. Furthermore, we provide a list of the nutritional supplements known to affect the arthritis process, including vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium, among others.


EXERCISE AND REST

Your body needs to move in order for you to stay well. Your brain, your heart, your internal organs, your muscles—they all need the increased blood flow and stimulation that exercise provides. For your joints, this statement of fact holds special meaning. By moving your joints daily, you help keep them fully mobile. You also strengthen surrounding muscles, which means providing joints with extra support. Weight-bearing exercise helps keep your bones strong and helps reduce your chance of osteoporosis, a disease of thinning bones often associated with arthritis. Moving your joints also helps to transport nutrients and waste products to and from your cartilage—the body tissue that protects the ends of your bones. In Chapter 5, we'll show you some of the best exercises for you, depending on what part of your body arthritis affects. We'll also outline a general fitness program designed to condition your whole body safely and effectively, which will both help keep you healthy and improve your general outlook.


MEDITATION AND RELAXATION

Chapter 6 describes the relationship between stress and chronic pain of any kind, including that related to arthritis. There we will guide you through several methods of meditation and relaxation designed to help you recognize and then release your own particular brand of negative stress. These methods include progressiverelaxation, visualization, and biofeedback, among others.


THE POWER OF HERBS

Herbal medicine and its cousin aromatherapy use plants, herbs, and other natural substances—including venom extracted from honeybees—to stimulate the body to return to the state of internal balance we call health. Though herbs are medicines, they tend to be much safer than chemical drugs for a variety of reasons: they are less potent, more recognizable to the body as natural substances, and usually used in combinations and potencies that minimize side effects. Derived from plants, each oil has its own distinct odor that stimulates an array of emotional and psychological responses. Chapter 11 discusses how you can use herbs and oils to treat your case of arthritis.

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Mohamed Nafeel said...

Hello sir,
I,m mohamed Nafeel from kalmunai new city

3 years ago I was a car accident,
Location Riyadh Saudi Arabia receiving treatment for 3 years,
Now, okay, there's a very hard man, would not stay down,
If penat was broken knee and heel Achilles,

Now I could not be able to treat this man down
Check this and tell me if you can
Natural Treatment for something else is there?

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