Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease and multisystemic. Complex genetic and environmental factors contribute to inflammation. The disease affects at 1% of the population, and between the ages of 50-25 frequency 3-2 times higher in women than in men. According to conventional medicine, the chances of preventing the disease or cure it are low. Alternative approaches that include good nutrition, nutritional supplements and herbs, can be an alternative or complementary solution to accepted healing methods.
Rheumatoid arthritis may start suddenly when many joints develop rheumatoid arthritis simultaneously. In most cases, the disease comes on gradually and slowly affects different joints. In most cases the inflammation is symmetrical. Small wrists and ankles are first to develop joint inflammation. As the disease progresses the symptoms can be felt in the shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, jaw and neck.
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause a low heat and a general malaise, poor appetite and weight loss, and occasional vascular inflammation.
Turmeric can treat arthritis ?
Researchers report that the of turmeric dietary supplements work the same way as drugs to treat arthritis and due to the chemical complexity of turmeric, it may block other factors of inflammation.
Spice used in curry mixture generally and other foods from South Asia may help treat arthritis. A new report from the National Institutes of Health shows that turmeric – a flowering ginger family – has characteristics that conflict with arthritis.
The study results showed that the dose given to rats blocked a protein which causes inflammation and blocking other genes that contribute to inflammation. Researchers also found that curcumin can prevent severe and chronic arthritis, and block joint destruction as a result of inflammation. In addition, curcumin can prevent an increase in cells that destroy the bones in joints.
According to the researchers, dietary supplements of curcumin act the same way as drugs, which are developed to treat arthritis. And due to the chemical complexity of turmeric, it may block other factors to inflammation.
More than – 40% of patients with arthritis in the United States turn to complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements. Use has risen since the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warned consumers about the dangers of anti-inflammatory drugs such as Celebrex.