Eight Tips to Control Arthritic Pain
Tip 6: The Treatments: NSAIDs, Cox-II Inhibitors, Surgery, & glucosamine
Doctors will often prescribe NSAIDs and COX-II inhibitors for joint pain and arthritis sufferers. If you are taking these products, you are putting yourself at a high risk for developing serious side effects from heart disease to ulcers. These products simply are not healthy for you.
In even more serious cases, the doctor will often prescribe steroids. However, steroids such as cortisone and opiates are not only dangerous, they can be life threatening. These are not a viable alternative either, and once again, all they do is relieve the pain, but do nothing to tend to the disease.
In the most severe cases of osteoarthritis, a doctor almost certainly will be telling you that you will require steroid treatments. Unfortunately, in the more severe cases they will often be quick to say that terrible "S" word "surgery."
When you are talking about joint surgery (typically--hip and knee replacements) there are usually two end results. First of all, no matter what you are told you will experience limited mobility for the rest of your life after even the most successful operations. Secondly, these "replacement" surgeries do have a failure rate. Generally, they will last about 8-10 years at most and the surgery will have to be repeated.
However, there is hope. The latest arthritis research has shown that there are some very effective alternatives that have no side effects, are completely safe, ease the pain and tend to the disease. This supplement is glucosamine.
Recently, glucosamine has been making a lot of headlines. glucosamine is an over-the-counter dietary supplement that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis and joint pain. glucosamine stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans (GAG's), the important proteins found in cartilage plus proteoglycans, the water holding molecules that make up the cartilage.
In the next tip, I will discuss what to look for in a glucosamine product.
Continue to tip 7: How to Evaluate a glucosamine Product
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