Role of Diet in Rheumatic Disease

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Role of Diet in Rheumatic Disease

Millions of people suffer from rheumatic diseases such as gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. These can be incapacitating and detrimental to quality of life. Diet, nutrition, and weight loss…

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

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Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, components of normal cartilage that are marketed as dietary supplements in the United States, have been evaluated for their potential role in the treatment of osteoarthritis….

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Herbal Medicine in the Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases

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Herbal medicines are popular, self-prescribed treatments for rheumatic conditions. A recent US survey suggested that approximately 90% of arthritic patients use alternative therapies such as herbal medicines. This article provides…

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Fish Oil in Rheumatic Diseases

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In current practice, dietary interventions and over-the-counter dietary supplements, including fish oil, vitamins, and others, comprise a significant proportion of alternate therapy use. The aim of this article is to…

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Yoga for Arthritis: A Scoping Review

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This article reviews the existing literature on using yoga for arthritis. It includes peer-reviewed research from clinical trials (published from 1980 to 2010) that used yoga as an intervention for…

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Tai Chi and Rheumatic Diseases

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Tai chi is a complex multicomponent mind-body exercise. Many studies have provided evidence that tai chi benefits patients with a variety of chronic disorders. This form of mind-body exercise enhances…

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