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Do Special Diets Help Manage Osteoarthritis?

Posted by Haley Johnson Johnson on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Under: Health
Osteoarthritis remains to the most leading cause of disability in the United States, health reports indicate, affecting the workforce of the country and its health care system. Men and women who are affected by this debilitating joint disease often try to find various methods that will help alleviate the symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease. Food has been known to influence the occurrence of this debilitating joint problem but there are no data to prove the relevance of a specific diet in preventing or causing the exacerbation of symptoms, according to the Daily Mail Online. The rising number of ASR cases shows that there are still men and women who are having problems with managing their hip problem.

There many arthritis sufferers that are looking for relief may believe in these claims because they hope to relieve the pain the natural way. Many believe that having a special diet will allow them to avoid the pain and discomfort brought about by the joint problem. However, there is a lack in scientific evidence to support several popular food supplements, herbs, special diets and oils in relieving pain or preventing the symptoms. Some patients fervently believed that the food they eat greatly affects the development of the problem. Certain foods have been thought as the possible culprit of arthritis but orthopedic experts have already dismissed this for the lack of data.

Still, men and women have associated relief and exacerbations in their symptoms with food such as dairy products, tomatoes, eggplants, tomatoes and citrus fruits among others, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Eliminating the following food from their diet usually elicits relief in just a few days, but there are no sufficient data that will back it up other than the unfounded information from other people. However, there is indeed some truth in this as controlling what we eat will indeed bring relief to the pain especially if this helps in maintaining or losing weight. The weight of a person adds pressure to the joints. Hence, eating just the right amount and kind of food that will lead to weight loss helps men and women suffering from osteoarthritis experience pain relief.

It is important that patients consult their orthopedic specialists and dietician when they decide to take special diets, herbs or supplements. For others, food management does have a positive effect and many contemplating on shifting their diet to decrease the symptoms. On the other hand, those who are thinking of getting a hip replacement may need to tune in to the updates from the DePuy Hip Recall News Center.

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