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Inflammatory rheumatic diseases, increase the cardiovascular risk of patients, but we can control.
Rheumatic inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthropathy. Ankylosing spondylitis.), Resulting in an increased cardiovascular risk in patients, ie increased risk of heart attack, hypertension, stroke, etc.. Many of you know that diabetics are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and this increase is the same as that in patients with inflammatory diseases. Read the rest of this entry »
Uric acid is a substance that is partly the result of the degradation of dietary nucleic acids, but also and especially the synthesis and degradation of nucleic acids organic. These acids are components of chromosomes.
Eliminating it is a bit from the gastrointestinal tract, and many by the kidneys. It is facilitated by a diuresis, we must drink a lot to eliminate it. The acidity of the urine tends to make very soluble and do precipitate as stones (or calculation) of urine. Therefore drinking water rich in bicarbonates (soft) to limit the rich uric acid stones if you are predisposed. Excess uric acid in the blood or “hyperuricemia”. Read the rest of this entry »
Arthritis is a chronic disorder that affects 1 in 7 in Canada, and half of the affected population is aged 30 to 50 years. Arthritis is one of the main reasons for medical consultation.
Found in the word arthritis, the Greek element arthron meaning “joint” and the suffix-itis used to denote the presence of “inflammation”. Today, the term used to denote more than one hundred joint problems manifested by various specific symptoms such as pain, swelling and stiffness. The term arthritis refers to a change to the interior of a joint. (Bursitis and tendonitis are not in themselves forms of arthritis that they affect the tissues around the joints.)
Both types of arthritis the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are other forms of arthritis, including gout, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) and psoriatic arthritis.
The effects of arthritis are usually mild, but in some cases they can be disabling. Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1 to 2 out of 100, especially women. This form of arthritis can affect joints and organs. The organization American Arthritis Foundation, believes that almost all people over 60 years have probably a form of arthritis, but less than half of them would be affected severely enough to see the symptoms. Osteoarthritis also affects men and women, but among people under 45 years, reaching more often men than women. Finally, it affects much more frequently people who are overweight. Read the rest of this entry »
What is osteopathy?
According to the definition validated by the International Society of Osteopathy (ORC) and the Geneva Academy of Osteopathy in France , osteopathy is “an art which is to diagnose and treat dysfunction by the hand of the micro-mobility tissues of the body that cause disorders that can disrupt the health. ”
It is therefore a discipline exclusively manual, the osteopath will identify, by touch, the physical origin of the different disorders. In a second step, the manipulation is intended to correct the disorder observed. These manipulations and mobilizations can be instrumental and can not be applied “in force” Read the rest of this entry »
Often lead to pain, to protect themselves and to move as little as possible. Affected by rheumatoid must be active. Physical activities have a positive effect on the nutrient supply to the joints. Exercise promotes joint function and delays the disease progression and has both analgesic. Since the delicate cartilage in the joints is not crossed by blood vessels, it gets all the vital nutrients from the synovial fluid. This fluid is produced in the synovium and the cartilage is flushed through with each movement. Thus, the nutrients go to all necessary places, and at the same degradation products are removed. The joint will remain “functional” and the disease process may be delayed. Movement also promotes blood circulation in the affected areas of the body, metabolism is increased, and pain-promoting substances are removed strengthened. Therefore, take exercise and sports programs and physical therapy in addition to treatment with medications is an important place in the treatment of rheumatic diseases one. Read the rest of this entry »