The use of aromatherapy in arthritis and other rheumatic conditions is given the thumbs up in a new evidence review, and lavender oil is the most popular.Continue reading
Agents linked to industrialisation may be the root of inflammatory arthritis due to their impact on the gut lining
The impact of modern living on the gut’s epithelial barrier may be to blame for inflammatory arthritis and other conditions a research team suggests in a leading journal.Continue reading
Arthritis drugs have hit the headlines as treatment for COVID-19. What does the evidence say so far? Two stages of COVID-19 have been recognised: the initial viral stage and the immune response phase, when we see hyperinflammation associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome.Continue reading
Scientists have found a new way to “put the brakes” on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.
The discovery – published in Nature Communications – has the potential to protect the body from unchecked damage caused by inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.Continue reading
Plenty of research has looked at the effect of diet on rheumatoid arthritis as a complementary treatment along with standard drug therapy. Various types of diet have been investigated. Fasting, the Mediterranean diet, the Cretan Mediterranean diet, vegetarian diets, anti-inflammatory diets and the use of various specific food substances have been the focus of research.Continue reading