Free Yourself From Arthritis
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WE HAVE BEEN MISLED!
The food and drug industries relentlessly use television, radio, newspapers, magazines and other media in their pursuit of our dollars.
The large manufacturers of fast foods, cereals, cookies, pizza, beer and wine, and other processed foods send messages 24/7 to get the dollars out of our pockets and into theirs. They put profit before your health. Arthritis is a disease reaction and a symptom of a disease. It is an inflammation caused by crystallized toxic waste from a diet of constipating foods and/or synthetic chemicals that reduce moisture in the joints and cause waste deposits in the joints. The presence of arthritis can mean that the body is not dissolving and flushing out toxins or minerals. The waste deposits can collect and congest in the tissues and muscles. The body immobilizes (stops) any part of the body that needs repairs. For example, a sprained wrist becomes stiff and a strained muscle becomes stiff (called nature's cast). An injured part of the body remains sore or stiff until it is repaired. If repairs are not made then that part becomes permanently stiff (calcified) or immobilized. The crystallized waste in impaired or immobilized joints and/or tissue can rub against each other causing inflammation. Arthritis is inflammation caused by waste in the bone joints while rheumatism is waste in the muscles. The body uses heat (inflammation) to increase circulation, kill bacteria and bring healing nutrients to arthritic areas. Conventional drugs ultimately make arthritis worse and destroy the body!
One In Every 250 African-American Women Have Lupus
What is lupus? How does it feel? Many people with lupus feel tired, experience joint aches and pains, loss of hair, scarring skin lesions, while others may develop complications with involvement of the kidneys or central nervous system. The symptoms can be persistent or intermittent, and the devastating reality is that many women don't even know they have the disease. Lupus, an autoimmune disease in which antibodies react against the body's own tissue, affects nearly 250,000 Americans. The arthritis-related disease is a chronic and sometimes life threatening disease that occurs in one of three forms: discoid lupus, which affects the skin; drug- induced lupus, which occurs because of a reaction to one or more drugs and usually disappears when the person stops taking the drug; and systemic lupus erythematosus (or SLE), which involves the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, heart and/or other organs.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 90 percent of lupus patients are women and a large majority of those women are African-American. However, the disease overwhelmingly affects women and most commonly affects them in their childbearing years ages 15 to 45.
"What we do know is that a large number of women aren't aware they're living with the disease."
"Two hundred and fifty thousand people have been diagnosed with lupus, and early detection and treatment of the disease is the first step toward coping with the disease," said Dr. Klippel. The Arthritis Foundation wants women, especially African-American women, to be aware of the common signs of lupus and to visit their physician if they experience four or more of the usual lupus symptoms.
Older African Americans experience greater challenges with osteoarthritis than other cultures. In a review published in Ethnicity & Disease (Vol. 14, 2004), Tamara Baker, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida's School of Aging Studies and her colleague, Kelli Dominick (Duke University), found that older African-Americans have especially high rates of osteoarthritis (OA), suffer more from arthritis-related pain and physical limitations than older whites, and are more likely than their white counterparts to be under-treated for arthritis pain and disability.
The Impact of Arthritis on African Americans
In their review, Baker and Dominick found that:
- Women experience a higher prevalence of knee OA (osteoarthritis) than men.
- African American men are more likely to be diagnosed with hip OA than white men.
- African Americans were more likely than whites to report some activity limitation.
- African Americans more often ranked arthritis as the primary cause of physical limitation.
- Nearly 6.3 million of the 70 million people with arthritis or a related condition are African Americans.
- Arthritis is one of the most common conditions reported among African Americans -- more common than heart disease, chronic bronchitis, asthma and diabetes.
- After age 35, African-American women report a higher rate of arthritis than Caucasian women.
- African Americans with arthritis say it is the top condition that limits their major daily activities. Economic factors and availability of transportation also may contribute to differences in seeking care for arthritis.
T.A. Baker, Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-3028, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
African Americans with a mean age of 70.1+/-9.01 years. Experience pain in the knee(s) (77%) was the most frequently reported pain location. Joint pain (95%) was the most frequently reported arthritis symptom. The multivariate analysis showed that reporting more depressive symptoms and experiencing limited joint movement were significant indicators of pain intensity and accounted for 31% of its variation. The results of this study reinforce the importance of examining the relationship between pain, psychosocial factors, and demographic characteristics among older African Americans. Washington University in St. Louis school of medicine. Arthritis and resulting disabilities appear worse in African-Americans.
By Michael Purdy
July 11, 2005 -- A pilot study comparing the results of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans and Caucasians has revealed that African-Americans are more likely to suffer pain and disability from the disorder. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis used questionnaires, physical examinations and laboratory tests to assess symptoms and disability levels in 33 African-Americans and 67 Caucasians. Both disease activity and the resulting disabilities were worse in African-Americans," says senior investigator Richard Brasington, M.D., associate professor of medicine. "Further analysis of our results showed that this was linked primarily to their socio-economic status, not to their culture."
Earlier studies highlighted poor outcomes and low self-efficacy scores among African-American patients with other chronic diseases such as lupus and scleroderma. Brasington, who is on staff in the rheumatology division at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, couldn't find any information on disparities in outcome for the rheumatoid arthritis patients he sees and therefore decided to conduct his own study.
Rheumatoid arthritis afflicts approximately 2.1 million Americans or about 1 percent of the population. Women are two to three times more likely to develop the disorder than men. Symptoms, which often occur in episodic bursts, include morning stiffness, fatigue and joint and muscle pain. In severe cases, rheumatoid arthritis can damage cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bone, leading to joint deformity and instability.
As a result of their work on the pilot study, Brasington and his colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine have become involved in a multi-center study of early rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans. The study group, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is called the Consortium for Longitudinal Evaluation of African-Americans with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. A pilot study to determine whether disability and disease activity are different in African-American and Caucasian patients with rheumatoid arthritis in St. Louis, Missouri, USA." Journal of Rheumatology, April 2005. Funding from the Eastern Missouri chapter of the Arthritis Foundation supported this research.
- U.T Iren, M.S. Walker, E. Hochman, R. Brasington
- Washington University School of Medicine
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- St. Louis Children's hospital
Arthritis in African Americans
Excerpts from the FREE brochure Arthritis in African Americans Osteoarthritis
Treatment includes exercise, medications, use of heat and cold, joint protection and weight control. You can reduce your risk for OA by maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight.
People with lupus should have their kidneys checked closely by their doctors. According to the Arthritis Foundation, "As it stands, research hasn't uncovered why lupus affects African-Americans three times more than their Caucasian counterparts," said John H. Klippel, M.D., medical director for the Arthritis Foundation. "What we do know is that a large number of women aren't aware they're living with the disease."
Gout is a painful condition caused by uric acid crystals in one or more joints (often the base of the big toe). Uric acid is a substance that forms when the body breaks down waste products called purines. Uric acid is usually dissolved in the blood and passes through the kidneys into the urine.
In people with gout, the uric acid level in the blood becomes very high. This causes uric acid crystals to form in joints and other tissues. It can lead to joint pain and swelling.
Gout affects approximately 2.1 million Americans. Gout occurs much more commonly in men than in women. It can occur at any age, but usually begins between ages 40 and 50. African-American men are twice as likely as Caucasian men to have gout. This may be related to their greater risk of high blood pressure and the increased uric acid levels in the blood caused by some high blood pressure medications. Symptoms of gout include, sudden joint pain and swelling, often in the big toe, shiny red or purple skin around the joint, and tenderness around the joint. A doctor diagnoses a person with gout by taking fluid from the affected joint. The fluid is examined under a special microscope for uric acid crystals. The good news is that gout can be treated and attacks of gout can be prevented. Gout is usually treated with medication and changes in diet. Medication prescribed for gout help treat attacks, reduce uric acid production, or help rid uric acid from the body.
"THERE ARE NO KNOWN CAUSES AND TREATMENTS FOR ARTHRITIS"
IS MISLEADING AND FALSE."
BY Dr. Robert Bingham, Orthopedic Surgeon Desert Hot Springs, Ca.
"There are no known causes or cures for arthritis. This is the position of the medical community. This statement is totally untrue and very disturbing. The fact is, arthritis is a $6,000,000,000 a year industry. The medical community derives great profits for its arthritis treatments. The Arthritis Foundation, for example, has collected millions of dollars on the pretext of finding a cure for arthritis. To this date, not one single cure has been found for any type of arthritis. The bottom line is, it would not be good to eliminate arthritis ($6,000,000,000) from the American economy. Next to cancer, this dreadful disease is the worse disease a person can have. The medical community has resigned itself to the fact that Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. My colleagues and I say that this a “cop-out." When doctors cannot find any other explanation for a disease, they call it an autoimmune disease. We believe it is impossible for the body to be immune to itself."
All of the causes and cures are known. Arthritis is a very profitable business.
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