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What is Arthritis?Hand bones image

Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more body joints. It is frequently accompanied by a joint pain medically referred to as arthralgia. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. Moving the body parts connected by its bones is the main role of a joint.

Osteoarthritis, a type related to the wear and tear of cartilage and Rheumatoid Arthritis, the type associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system are just some of the many types of arthritis.

Causes of Arthritis

Its causes depend on its form. These include injury (leading to osteoarthritis), metabolic abnormalities (such as gout and pseudogout), hereditary factors, the direct and indirect effect of infections (bacterial and viral), and a misdirected immune system with autoimmunity (such as in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus).

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms include pain and limited function of joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed joint can be present.

Because most of the forms of arthritis are rheumatic, they can cause symptoms affecting various organs of the body that do not directly involve the joints. Fever, gland swelling (swollen lymph nodes), weight loss, fatigue, feeling unwell and even symptoms from abnormalities of organs such as the lungs, heart or kidneys may be experienced.

Treatment

The treatment of arthritis is very dependent on the precise type of arthritis present. An accurate diagnosis increases the chances for successful treatment. Treatments available include physical therapy, splinting, cold-pack application, paraffin wax dips, anti-inflammatory medications, immune-altering medications and surgical operations.

The book The New Arthritis Cure: Eliminate Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain Permanently outlines alternative ways to overcome this crippling disease, stop the pain, and restore flexibility and motion.

The first step is to build up your immune system so it can more effectively fight off chronic infection. A diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, organic meat, eggs, and dairy and the reduction or elimination of overly processed foods is a must.

The second step is to actively fight off the infection within the body and the joints. Antibiotics have only a limited ability. They cannot fight viruses, fungi, or drug resistant bacteria. However, there is a natural product that can -- Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO). Unlike any other dietary oil, VCO is composed predominately of a unique group of fat molecules known as medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids possess potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral activity. Taking 2-4 tablespoons of VCO daily, with meals can help rid your body of chronic infection.

A natural cure for Arthritis is just one of the many virgin coconut oil benefits. Say goodbye to sickness and poor health.

Sources: MedicineNet, Coconut Research Center