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Nutrition for bone and joint disorders
Good nutrition throughout life is essential for the formation and maintenance of strong bones, while regular exercise is an important factor in maintaining the healthy function of bones and joints.
Nutrition plays a vital role in the health of bones and joints. Our bones and joints make up the body's framework, protecting our internal organs and working in conjunction with our muscles to keep us mobile.
Calcium is vital for bone formation and keeping bones strong. It is important to boost your calcium intake if you are at risk of developing, or if you already suffer from, osteoporosis.
Theories abound that eliminating certain foods, such as tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers, taking specific supplements, or adding honey, vinegar, or herbs to the diet will alleviate arthritis.
Michael's GP diagnosed an acute attack of gout and has advised lifestyle and diet changes, along with medication to allieve the symptoms.
Treatments for bone and joint disorders include medication, surgery, physiotherapy, and nutritional therapy.
A common form of arthritis, gout is a very painful condition, usually affecting the base of the big toe. The condition is due to high levels of uric acid in the blood, leading to the deposition of uric-acid crystals in joint tissue.
People who exercise regularly to control their weight and manage their arthritis typically are in less pain and function better than those who are inactive.
Osteomalacia and rickets (the name given to osteomalacia when it occurs in babies and children) are caused by a deficiency of vitamin D in the body.
Depending on the stage of the disease, treatment of rheumatoid arthritis varies but initial treatment is usually aimed at reducing inflammation while minimizing the side effects of such treatment.
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