5 treatment of natural degenerative joint disease
Unless you are a hermit or a warm - hearted loner, you may know someone or a few people to treat DJD. Also known as osteoarthritis, it is estimated that Americans over 27 million and 25 have DJD, accounting for about 14% of the total population of the age group.
To make matters worse, 34% of the more than 65% of people have DJD. And because of the more frequent development of the elderly, the proportion of Americans over 65 years old will only continue to rise, and we expect these figures to rise.
So what is degenerative arthropathy, and can this common form of arthritis be treated naturally? Let's see how diet and lifestyle help manage DJD.
What is degenerative arthropathy (DJD)?
Degenerative arthropathy is a progressive disease that attacks the cartilage of human body. The hard tissue covers the bones and meets with the joints, which makes skeletal movement affect the health.
DJD is considered to be the most common form of arthritis so far. It is also the main cause of joint pain in adults. It usually affects the elderly and gradually deteriorates with age.
Terminology degenerative joint disease, degenerative arthritis and osteoarthritis (sometimes called osteoarthrosis) are often used interchangeably. The two are basically the same type of disorder, which causes cartilage (the tissue between bones) to wear away over time and cause a lot of bone and joint pain during this process. Osteoarthritis is essentially degenerative, because it deteriorates over time. Unfortunately, there is no known cure now to prevent or reverse the damage that has already been done.
You can develop osteoarthritis symptoms in any joint, but usually affect the spine (upper and lower back), neck, buttocks, knees and hands, especially the ends of fingers and thumbs. The symptoms of osteoarthritis / degenerative arthropathy usually include:
Joint pain, sometimes worse, how painful it feels, "come and come."
Stiff (especially after getting up in the morning)
The trouble of moving, as the disease progresses
With the passage of time, more pain, inflammation and limitations (in some people, progress quickly, but for most people, the symptoms become very bad take years and joint early may only be pain after exercise, but then can become more obvious day)
Trouble do stoop, dress, walk, arrive, squat (especially if you have osteoarthritis of the knee) or to perform certain physical tasks as part of the work of daily tasks (although for some people with osteoarthritis were relatively modest, they can go to their day is quite normal)
If DJD affects your hips, you may feel the groin, the inside of the thigh, the hip or knee pain.
If DJD affects your joints, you may form a small spur on your joints, and your fingers will be bigger, painful, stiff and numb.
DJD on the spine causes numbness of the neck and stiffness of the waist
When the disease is serious, you may hear the sound of the bones rubbing with each other.
As a side effect of ongoing pain and flow / work constraints, depression, sleep restlessness, feeling hopelessness and weight change sometimes develop.
Treatment of natural degenerative arthropathy / osteoarthritis
Although the development of degenerative arthropathy may not be completely cured, there are many natural osteoarthritis treatment methods that can have a great impact. These include: exercise and vitality, prevent weight gain and maintain healthy weight, eat anti-inflammatory diet, and use physical therapy, sauna therapy, massage therapy and essential oil to treat pain. All this helps to reduce the severity of the symptoms, to slow down the progression of the disease, and to avoid more cartilage.
All tissue degenerative diseases / main goal of osteoarthritis or arthritis treatment is to reduce inflammation / swelling, pain control, and improve the activity of the joint function, helping to maintain a healthy weight, thus alleviating the fragile joint pressure, improve mood - so you can better deal with the fight against degenerative disease pressure.
Although most osteoarthritis patients usually have joint pain and some limitations of exercise, many people find that they feel better and feel no symptoms as they continue to move. In fact, exercise is considered to be one of the most important treatments for degenerative arthropathy. Just like the old saying: "move it or lose it", in other words, the more you enhance and stretch your body parts, the better they can maintain their state.
Exercise is important for reducing inflammation, increasing elasticity, enhancing muscles (including the heart), promoting circulation and supporting healthy weight. It helps to maintain joints and bones strong and soft, improve heart health / cardiovascular health, extend the range of motion of joints, and better move synovial fluid to the whole body. In addition, we should not forget the psychological benefits of exercise. Regular exercise is an effective way to reduce stress, improve emotions, control stress hormones such as cortisol, and help you sleep better.
Because the physical ability and pain level of each DJD patient are different, the prescribed amount and form of exercise depend on the specific circumstances of each person and the degree of stability of the joints. You'd better do a combination of three kinds of osteoarthritis exercises:
Strengthen exercise to improve muscle strength and support effective joints - such as knee strengthening exercises
Aerobic exercise to improve blood pressure, circulation, and inflammation
Activities within the range of movement to maintain the flexibility of the joint and help you to be more comfortable in daily exercise
Some of the most beneficial and painless types of exercise include walking, swimming and aerobic exercise in the water. If exercise is very painful at first, or is just beginning to become more active, doctors and / or physiotherapists can recommend specific types of exercise, which is the safest and most helpful. Start slowly, and in the process of strengthening toughness and strength, find ways to dive into more fitness.
2. to reduce inflammation and support cartilage with a nutritious diet
Studies have shown that a bad diet increases inflammation and may increase enzymes that destroy collagen and other important proteins that maintain healthy tissue. The cartilage is about 65% to 80% of the water, and the rest is made up of three components: collagen, proteoglycan and chondrocytes.
Collagen, a fibrous protein, is a natural "cornerstone" of skin, tendons, bones, and other connective tissue. Proteoglycan interacts with collagen to form reticular tissue, which makes cartilage absorb shock and vibration. Cartilage cells mainly produce cartilage, and keep cartilage intact with age.
Some of the ways you can help your body maintain your precious cartilage and reduce inflammation is to load all kinds of natural anti - inflammatory foods. These provide essential fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, support the immune system, reduce pain and help healthy tissue and bone formation.
Concentrate your diet around these foods as much as possible:
Fresh vegetables (various): varieties and at least four to five copies per day
The whole fruit (not fruit juice): three to four copies per day is a good amount for most people
Herbs, spices and tea: Jiang Huang, ginger, Rolle, oregano, thyme and so on, green tea and organic coffee
Probiotics: yogurt, komp, kassa, Phil or cultivated vegetables
Wild caught fish, no caged egg and herbivorous / grass fed meat: Omega -3 fatty acids and vitamin D content is higher than that of farm varieties and healthy fats and protein, zinc, selenium and other essential nutrients and vitamins B. Vitamin D has been proven to help patients with arthritis, so if possible, consider adding more milk. (6)
Healthy fat: herbivore butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts / seeds
Ancient grains and beans / beans: best for germination, 100% undefined / whole
Bone soup: it contains collagen, which helps to maintain healthy joints
Restrict or eliminate these foods that promote inflammation:
Refined vegetable oils (such as rapeseed, corn and soybean oil, this is a pro-inflammatory OMEGA -6 fatty acid)
Pasteurized dairy products (common allergens) and traditional meat, poultry and eggs, which contain hormones, antibiotics, and omega -6 fatty acids that contribute to inflammation
Refined carbohydrates and processed grain products and sugar (most of the packaged snacks, bread, condiments, canned food, grain, etc.)
Trans fats / hydrogenated fats (used for packaging / processing products, usually used in fried foods)
3. keep healthy weight
Carrying extra weight makes the already fragile joints tense. overweight patients with osteoarthritis should try to achieve a healthy weight in a realistic way, using a balanced diet and increasing the amount of exercise. This should be seen as a long-term lifestyle change rather than a low calorie effective diet, and may lead to further nutrient deficiencies that limit injury.
4. get enough rest / relaxation
When your sleep is not enough and your life is shut down and relaxed, your joints and muscles will be more difficult to repair your time, and your stress hormones, weight and inflammation will increase. In order to reduce joint pressure, maintain pressure hormone level balance, regulate appetite and repair damaged tissue, you need to get enough sleep every night (usually 7 to 9 hours). Learn to identify the signals of your body and know when to stop or slow down so that you don't become anxious, overly, and failed.
5. natural control of pain
Degenerative joint disease is one of the most difficult ways to treat degenerative joint disease, because it can eliminate your quality of life and do your job well and independently. Many doctors have prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs (such as NSAIDs) or even surgery. If the situation is bad enough, they can use dull pain, but you can also use non drug pain relief technology. Some complementary and alternative therapies that help to resist pain include:
Acupuncture: the study shows that acupuncture patients often than the placebo control group patients less pain. Acupuncture proves to help lower back and neck pain, muscle pain and joint stiffness, osteoarthritis and chronic headache.
Massage therapy: professional massage can help improve blood circulation, take the blood to the sensitive area, relax the mood, reduce the pressure.
Reflex therapy: reflex therapy has been used for hundreds of years to stimulate the nervous system, helping the body to deal with stress, fatigue, pain, and emotional problems.
Infrared sauna treatment: heat and cold (or both, used in different times) can be used to loose joints and muscles, and to relieve swelling or pain. (9) at home, you can use warm towels, ice bags, hot bags, or hot water showers to relieve the pain. In addition, consider the attempt of infrared sauna, which is a sauna type, using heat and light to help relax the body, and generate sweat through heat, and release stored toxins. They have been shown to reduce pain and are considered to have the therapeutic effect of parasympathetic nerve, which means they help the body to better handle stress.