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Special Diets May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 13:18
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Traditionally, medical experts have denied any link between rheumatoid arthritis flare ups and food. But several of our survey participants disagree. They have learned to be picky eaters and apparently it’s been to their benefit, at least as far as their arthritis symptoms go.

Several arthritis sufferers say they noted flare-ups connected to refined sugar. ” Because I’m overweight, i dint usually eat sugar. But i noticed that after weekends when we had company and i’d eaten sugar, my knees would swell up for a few days,” say a patient, ” If i stay away from sugar, i have a lot less pain”.

A few people say citrus fruits aggravate their symptoms. Other say coffee or coca cola seems to precipitate a flare up.

A variety of studies suggest that, for a small number of sensitive people, certain foods may provoke a kind of allergic inflammatory reaction in joint tissue in much the same way that a particular food might cause other people to brake out in hives.

Eliminating suspect foods from the diet sometimes helps. For instance, one study found that a strictly vegetarian diet no meet, eggs or diary products improved the symptoms of some people who are susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis.

Doctors caution that if you steer away from more then one or two foods, or if you avoid foods that are a major source of a participant nutrient such a calcium rich dairy products , you should make sure you are getting the nutrients you need from other sources, including supplements if necessary.

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1 Response to “Special Diets May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis”

  1. 18 December, 2010, 12:30

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