As you get older, the human body will also change. This change can take place quickly or slowly. One of the organs that undergoes the change is the joint. Changes in the joint that is very agonizing of the elderly are the occurrence of arthritis.
Arthritis becomes a problem in old age because it severely limits their movement and becomes one of the causes of disability among the elderly.
What is Arthritis?
One of the misconceptions about Arthritis is the assumption that Arthritis is a single disease. Yet clinically, currently known more than 100 kinds of diseases related to the joints. All the joints that exist in the human body can experience inflammation and cause movement disorders. In severe cases, inflamed joints cannot be moved at all.
What are the common symptoms of Arthritis?
Common symptoms that can be experienced by those suffering from Arthritis include:
- Swelling in the joints
- Joints experience stiffness
- The decrease in the degree of movement
The symptoms experienced by each patient vary widely. Some can disappear quickly, others settle.
What are the types of Arthritis types?
As I mentioned above, there are many types of Arthritis, and some of them are very common in society. Some of the common types of Arthritis include:
Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis in the community. This disease occurs because the cartilage in the joints experiencing wear-out due to aging. Because the cartilage thinned then when moving, the bone joints will meet the bone causing swelling, pain, and stiffness. The more cartilage that thinning the symptoms will appear more severe.
Included in this class are rheumatic arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis) and psoriatic arthritis. The cause is due to immune system disorder that causes the human immune system to attack the body itself in this joint.
There are several options that can be done to reduce Arthritis complaints in a natural way. These options include:
Lose weight – If the patient is overweight or overweight then weight loss can help reduce the burden on the joints, especially the hip joint and knee.
Hot thermal therapy – Hot and cold compresses in joints can help reduce joint stiffness and improve mobility.
Massage – Arthritis can be used as a reason to go to the spa. Regular massage on the joints can help reduce stiffness and pain. Ask the spa therapist to use the right technique for the inflamed joint.
Turmeric – Turmeric contains curcumin which acts as an antioxidant and natural anti-inflammatory. Turmeric is great for fighting inflammation of joints from the body.
Medical Cannabis – Marijuana is known to relieve pain and pain, as well as inflammation associated with arthritis.
Ginger – In addition to turmeric, ginger also has properties for anti-inflammatory that can reduce inflammation in the joints.
Magnesium – Magnesium is one of the important minerals that play a role in more than 300 biomechanical responses in the body including reducing joint stiffness and pain. Magnesium can also prevent bone loss.
Omega 3 fatty acids – These fatty acids help to reduce the inflammatory process including inflammation in the joints.
Capsaicin – Substances contained in red pepper is used to inhibit pain signals from joints to the brain.
As a note, it would be nice to first consult a doctor before choosing to use the natural way in reducing arthritis complaints.