Degenerative arthritis: there is hope!
Degenerative arthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage that protects the bone disintegrates and a new bone, called spurs, develops. It extreme cases, the cartilage is eventually lost.
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Location of this type of arthritis is usually on the knees, feet, spine and hands. But the shoulder and ankle can also be affected.
| X-ray of an osteoarthritic knee
When bones rub together and the cartilage is weak, inflammation
occurs and so does pain.
Degenerative arthritis, also called osteoarthritis, may develop after years of injury. It usually, however, occurs as we age.
As we age, the water content of the cartilages increases while the protein content decreases. It is the protein content of the cartilage that serves as cushion to the joints to minimize impact.
Repetitive use of the joints over the years causes the cartilages to degenerate.
Most cases of osteoarthritis or OA have no known causes. As such,they are called primary osteoarthritis. When the cause is known, it is called secondary osteoarthritis.
Secondary arthritis is usually caused by other conditions or
diseases such as obesity, diabetes, gout, injury, surgery or
How do we prevent degenerative
Maintaining an ideal weight is crucial since excess weight give more stress to the joints such as the hip and knees.
Exercise, along with good nutrition, is still the best bet against progression of this condition.
Avoiding risky sports may help prevent this disease.
There is some evidence that glucosamine, with or without
chrondoitin, vitamin D, vitamin C, and selenium may deter progression.
There are also a few preliminary studies about avocado soybean
unsaponifiables (ASU). It is an extract from avocado and soybean
oils. When mixed together, it may slow down cartilage
degradation. And it may help repair the cartilages in the hips and knees as well.
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How can glutathione help prevent
Glutathione can help in preventing or managing osteoarthritis by reducing the inflammation in affected parts.
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is simply the body's reaction to injury or infection. Specifically, during inflammation, our body's white blood cells and chemicals (antioxidants, enzymes, etc) fight back infection and foreign substances in order to protect us.
Our body is in constant state of inflammation as our body is in
constant state of fighting free radicals. Even normal body
processes such as staring at the computer, produces free radicals.
Glutathione helps quench inflammation by protecting each and every cell in our body from free radicals.
In other words, glutathione helps fight the inflammation that
occurs in osteoarthritis, thereby decreasing, if not totally
eliminating, the pain.
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