Arthritis natural treatment with herbs, medication alternative, nutrients and herbs for remedy and therapy, how to reduce your need for anti-inflammatory medications
Herbal remedies
February 11 2016

Arthritis is a common rheumatologic disorder. It is estimated that 40 million Americans and 80 percent of persons older than 75 years are affected by osteoarthritis. Although symptoms of arthritis occur earlier in women, the prevalence of osteoarthritis among men and women is equal. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is largely clinical because radiographic findings do not always correlate with symptoms. Also see rheumatoid arthritis information.

Natural supplements, herbs and remedies for arthritis
The most commonly used alternative or complementary nutrients for arthritis are glucosamine pill for joint support and chondroitin sulfate. Several other nutrients and herbs may potentially help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Boswellia joint pain helper, is an herb used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Hyaluronic acid is taken orally but little research is available on the oral form
Certain herbs to consider include cat’s claw or devil’s claw.
Lyprinol mussel extract often used for arthritis, although Joint Power Rx could be helpful for joint problems.
Yoga helps with joint flexibility and reduces injury through improvement of balance.
Pau darco herb for medicinal treatment

Does the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin in an arthritis formula interfere with the use of yohimbe bark about once a week?
There should not be a problems if the herb is used once a week.

What causes arthritis?
The exact cause of arthritis is not fully understood. Multiple factors (e.g., heredity, trauma, and obesity) interact to cause this disorder. Any event that changes the environment of the chondrocyte has the potential to cause osteoarthritis. Although usually occurring as a primary disorder, osteoarthritis can occur secondary to other processes. The pathophysiology of osteoarthritis involves a combination of mechanical, cellular, and biochemical processes. The interaction of these processes leads to changes in the composition and mechanical properties of the articular cartilage. Cartilage is composed of water, collagen, and proteoglycans. In healthy cartilage, continual internal remodeling occurs as the chondrocytes replace macromolecules lost through degradation. This process becomes disrupted in osteoarthritis, leading to increased degenerative changes and an abnormal repair response.

Common risk factors for arthritis
Age older than 50, the older we are the more likely our joints will degenerate
Obesity (weight-bearing joints)
History of immobilization
Injury to the joint
Joint hypermobility or instability
Prolonged occupational or sports stress
Diet the types of fat we consume may have an influence.

High levels of fat and (n-6) fatty acids in cancellous bone in osteoarthritis.
Plumb MS, Aspden RM. Lipids Health Dis. 2004.
Arthritis is strongly linked with obesity and patients with osteoporosis (OP) have a low body mass index. Anecdotal evidence, clinical and laboratory, suggests that Arthritis bone contains more fat. However, conversion of osteoblasts to adipocytes is reported in OP and this would suggest that the more porous OP cancellous bone would have a high fat content. Objectives: To test the hypothesis that Arthritis bone contains more fat than OP bone. Methods: Cores of cancellous bone were obtained from femoral heads of patients undergoing surgery for either Arthritis or OP. Lipids were extracted using chloroform-methanol, weighed and expressed as a fraction of core mass and volume. A fatty acid analysis was performed using gas chromatography. Results: Arthritis bone contained twice as much fat per unit volume of tissue as OP. Levels of n-6 fatty acids were elevated in Arthritis, especially arachidonic acid (C20:4 n-6) which was almost double that found in OP. These data support the hypothesis that lipids may play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Arthritis and may provide part of the key to understanding why Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis lie at opposite ends of the spectrum of bone masses.