Ankylosing spondylitis

Probiotics improve quality of life for people with inflammatory arthritis

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A relatively new foodie fad, probiotics are heralded as having various health benefits, especially where our gut is concerned. More research is looking at the relationship between the gut and inflammation and some believe there is a link. So experts recently analysed the research that specifically looks at the impact probiotics have on inflammatory arthritis and report their findings in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

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Pain, distress and central sensitisation in arthritis

central sensitisation, arthritis pain, arthritis depression, arthritis anxiety, arthritis digestMost forms of arthritis are associated with pain and psychological distress in the form of depression and/or anxiety. It is a viscous circle as pain and depression are mutually exacerbating; both may continue even when joint involvement appears well controlled. Now a review of the evidence has found arthritis-related stress impacts the central nervous system and together with inflammatory changes may cause central sensitisation that can lead to chronic pain and distress. Continue reading