Some foods can be better than others for those with rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis affects about 1 in 5 American adults, but while this condition is common, it’s also complex. Arthritis, which comes from the Greek words for “joint” and “inflammation,” refers to more than 100 types of joint disease, the most common of which are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is more likely to start — or get worse — with age, partly because of the physical changes that accompany aging, but could an anti-inflammatory diet be an antidote?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease (an abnormal response of the immune system) that affects the entire body. It tends to be more debilitating than osteoarthritis (OA), which affects specific joints.
Currently, there are more questions than answers about how nutrition may help prevent or treat arthritis.
It appears that good nutrition may be able to reduce symptoms and the dependence on arthritis medications, but probably can’t protect the joints enough to completely take the place of medication.
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