The two most common forms of Arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritisis a condition caused by the breakdown of joint cartilage and bone. Typical symptoms are pain, swelling, stiffness and deformation of the joins. It affects roughly 50% of the elderly population.
Rheumatoidarthritis is a long-term auto-immune disorder that can occur at a younger age. Symptoms like painful, swollen and warm joints develop as a consequence of the immune system attacking the joints.
It affects approximately 1% of the population.
Depending on the disorder type, symptoms of arthritis can vary and may include:
Pain,stiffness, swelling, redness, decreased range of motion, fever, fatigue, skin rash, weight loss, difficulty breathing, dry eyes and mouth.
The primary risk factor of arthritis is genetic.
People with a history of arthritis in the family at a higher risk of developing the condition as they age. Osteoarthritis is more common in men, while rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women.
Other risk factors could be sport injuries, which often result in inflammation of the affected area, and obesity, which can increase pressure on joints, especially on the knees, hips and spine.
In order to diagnose arthritis, your health care provider will ask about your medical history and the signs and symptoms you are experiencing. Afterwards, a blood tests and an x-ray will usually be performed to obtain a conclusive result.
Additionally,a hair and nail test can be done in order to detect a biochemical imbalance that may be worsening the symptoms. A deficiency in certain minerals, and a high concentration of heavy metals such as molybdenum can directly impact the severity of symptoms.
Your physician will recommend the right treatment for you after providing a precise diagnosis. Usually, arthritis is treated with physiotherapy and exercise, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication. There are also natural remedies that were developed for symptomatic relief.
What can I do to improve my condition and my quality of life?
Every form of arthritis is different and has a specific treatment that your physician will recommend. However, a healthy diet has a direct influence on how we feel. A professional nutritionist can help you customize a plan that suits your case and may help ease and improve your condition. It could be helpful to perform a laboratory test for food intolerance to get a clearer picture of foods you should avoid and find out what supplements you can take instead.
There’s a lot you can find out about your own biochemistry. With a simple hair test, you can detect mineral deficiencies and high concentrations of toxic metals that can be affecting your natural balance and making arthritis symptoms worse.
We suggest doing the BEWELLMED joint pain and body aches test to determine whether a mineral imbalance could be related to your symptoms.
Alternatively, you could test the levels of 35 different elements for broader results and find out whether there are certain imbalances, deficiencies and excesses that make your symptoms worse, so you can target the problem accordingly. You will receive a customized detoxification plan and nutritional advice with your results.
Taking supplements daily can target a wild range of symptoms and might significantly improve them. For arthritis we recommend:
1. Specially-Coated Bromelain
2. For a more targeted treatment, we suggest taking high quality Collagen which may ease the pain associated with arthritis.
3. In the case of a severe inflammation, we recommend taking Curcumin for symptomatic improvement.