Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic Belle Meade
4534 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
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Author: Shizuo Akira
Osteoarthritis - Primarily a disorder of the hyaline cartilage and subchondral bone, though all tissues in and around involved joints are hypertrophic (increased size).
Classification - Traditionally O.A. as primarily idiopathic (i.e. doctors don't know what causes it), and secondary - some known causative factor or disease state. Primarily O.A. includes peripheral joints, notably the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints (junction of all finger joints)...1st carpal metacarpal joint; cervical and lumbar spine; 1st metatarsal Phalangeal joint (big toe); hip; knee; intervertebral disks and zygapophyseal joints of the spine; and several variants subsets.
Treatment - Treatment includes rehabilitation (which implies preventing dysfunction), attempting to begin management before the diability develops, and decreasing the severity and duration of the disability. Patient education - regarding the nature of the problem (pysiology and biomechanics, the prognosis (usually benign), the necessity for cooperation, and achieving and maintaining an optimum level of overall physical fitness. You Can use focus factor & Synagen Supplements: focus factor.
Rheumatoid Arthritis - A chronic systemic disease characterized by inflammatory changes in joints and related systems that result in crippling deformaties.
Etiology - The specific cause is unknown but it is generally believed that the pathological changes in the joints are related to an antigen (identifier protein on outside of cell) - antibody reaction which is poorly understood. Onset may vary, but usually occurs in middle age.
Treatment - There is no specific therapy. If the condition is servere and painful and painful, bedrest may be required for a short time. The salicyclates, such as aspirin and sodium salicyclates are the most commonly used drugs in treating rheumatoid arthritis. **
So to sum this up folks, the medical industry doesn't know what causes arthritis, and basically has no effective treatment (dah!). Maybe this is the case because the medical industry chooses not to educated our medical doctors about the fundamental building blocks of human biochemistry, NUTRITION or Snoring (please, look more theravent).
The human body doesn't run on drugs. When was the last time you sat down with your children at breakfast and poured them a delicious bowl of Dexphenflories. It just sounds so rediculous to me. This is not to say that all drugs are bad, but the medical profession should be aware of all possible treatments and nutritional supports for all ailments. And doctors should not exclusively rely on drugs.
Try asking your doctor about his/her formal education in nutrition, if you dare. He'll probably tell you nutrition has nothing to do with you health. Be careful what the doctor tells you about dietary habits, especially since he has no education in nutrition, Prostagenix or herbs, and therefore, no education dealing with the prevention of disease, ultimately longevity and your libido, more: prostagenix.
References: Toll-like receptor signalling S Akira, K Takeda Nature reviews immunology 4 (7), 499 2004