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Can Arthritis Patients Still Take COX-2 Inhibitors?

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Millions of people suffer from arthritis and a host of arthritic and rheumatic conditions, which cause a great a deal of pain apart from loss of mobility. While NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) are usually the first line of treatment, COX-2 inhibitors found favor as they had fewer side effects. Conventional painkillers like ibuprofen, paracetamol, aspirin and diclofenac often cause stomach ... Read More »

Should We Pay More Attention to Prescribed Drugs’ Side Effects?

Diclofenac is a powerful, yet controversial painkiller.

  It is already well known that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) in general carry a risk to cardiovascular health, and in particular to the heart. This issue has been thrust back into the spotlight today, by research published in the PLOS Medicine online journal[1][2] that specifically looks at how the powerful painkiller diclofenac is prescribed by medical professionals in 15 ... Read More »

Types of Alternative and Natural Therapies for Arthritis Sufferers

Today, more and more individuals with arthritis are searching for natural or alternative therapies instead of medications that often have serious side effects. What are Alternative and Natural Therapies? Alternative and natural therapies are a wide array of things a person can use instead of taking medications. These can be herbal or all natural therapies to various medication procedures. The ... Read More »

Analgesics for Arthritis Pain

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For anyone suffering from arthritis pain, finding the best way to receive some relief is always the answer. One of the most popular ways in which to receive some relief from arthritis pain is by way of analgesics. What are analgesics? Analgesics are medicines used to relieve pain. These medications are often used for a variety of different illnesses and ... Read More »

How Common Is Juvenile Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition in particular with seniors. It is incorrectly referred to as a single disease when in fact it is a many-faceted condition. In fact the term arthritis is an umbrella term under which there are up to 100 conditions nearly all involving two or more joints in the body. When there is a problem with the ... Read More »

Injectable Gel to Help Arthritis Sufferers

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Here’s some good news for arthritis sufferers. A new gel has been developed that can be injected directly into a joint for treating rheumatoid arthritis. This new way of treating rheumatoid arthritis or its cousin osteoarthritis is said to give a lot of pain relief in the joints. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) used a gel called ‘GRAS’ ... Read More »

Coping with Arthritis

The following was sent by a regular reader of the site. Her name is Anita and she is from Oklahoma, US. She wants to share how she has coped with arthritis – a condition she has suffered since childhood – in the hope of helping others. First, let me tell you, you can live an active life style even with ... Read More »