Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning rheumatoid arthritis and rhinoplasty.
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Learn about Rheumatoid Arthritis and Rhinoplasty Host: One percent of the world’s populations have to live with rheumatoid arthritis. The cause of this debilitating condition is unknown. But it’s thought to be an auto immune disease. That’s when the body designs to view itself as an invading enemy and attack itself. The joints bear the brunt of the attack but the lungs, the area around the heart and the whites of the eyes can also become inflamed. Rheumatoid is progressive disease, getting steadily worst as time goes on. And while it can strike anyone at anytime, women are three times more prone to this inflammatory joint disease than men and are most likely to contract it between the ages of 40 and 50. Alisa: It is a predominantly female disease. And on set is often in the prime of life, so anywhere from sort of 35 to 60 when you’re bringing up children, getting to the job of your career, all those important things that we do. Host: The main aim in treating the rheumatoid is to prevent further erosion of the cartilage in joints. Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs is used to that end. Pain killers are also prescribed because the pain associated with rheumatoid immobilizes people. Analgesics and a weak steroid are used into intermittently. But rheumatoid can also be affective by dietary intake. Omega 3’s is an affective natural anti-inflammatory. Colin: Said that cartilage grows beneficial for the joints so, let’s have a look and see if they’re might be some signs to pack up this and that’s exactly what we found. So we’ve moved from folklore or granny medicine to the laboratory and there are now assessing it in patients and they were right. But what’s particularly gratifying for me is that now we can publish papers and have strong evidences to why it’s rather than just being speculative about it. Host: And it looks like the Australian of aboriginal people where right all along about Emu oil. They had been using this Omega nine unsaturated fat to relieve pain for bone, muscle and joint disorders for thousands of years. The American FDA which once so convince to its efficacy may have to rethink it. They evidence is just in and it’s looking good. Dr. Tony: We know that this may very well stop the—or calm down the inflammatory prices and it means—you know, someone with rheumatoid arthritis is likely to see this kind, is lightly to get more movements out of the hand and out of the feet and the knees. Host: Unfortunately, Emu oils supplements are not regulated, so you cannot be sure of the quality you’re getting. But it’s still worth experimenting with the few different brands. Take a look also at the McDougall diet. Certain foods might make your rheumatoid arthritis better or worst. Rhinoplasty, no, it’s not the latest in plastic toys for three year olds. This is the medical tune given to what lay people called a Nose Job. But it’s not just Hollywood starlets who line up for this surgery. There are all sort reasons to neaten the nose up, some of them pertaining to health. Snoring can be a debilitating problem especially for the snorer’s partner. It maybe caused by an obstruction in the nose. Rhinoplasty maybe needed to create a good channel through which air can flow unimpeded. Others opt their noses under the knife for reasons of injury. Perhaps it’s been broken once too often in the past and needs a little help in the shape and the function department. During the operation, you can opt for general or local anesthetic, depending on the extent to which the surgeons would be cutting and reshaping. Post opt expect to be wearing a splint and there would be fair amount of swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes. If it is been a major Nose Job, you may experience pain for about eight weeks afterwards. Talk to the doctor about the appropriate pain killers. But most of all enjoy the new nose. Steer clear of food colors and additives like an Aspartame. This feature chemically derives sweet them may lead to a rheumatoid flai

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