Natural Remedies for Arthritis Spanish Fork UT

Osteoarthritis is an unwelcome guest in the knees, hips, and other joints of 20 million Americans. This chronic disease, caused by the breakdown of joint tissue, generally sets in after age 40 and is the most common source of physical disability in adults. Read on for more information on treating arthritis and foggy memory.

Jeffrey Lee Mathews, MD
(801) 818-1940
3685 N 100 E St A
Provo, UT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jeffrey L Mathews
(801) 818-1940
3650 N University Ave
Provo, UT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Shelby Dames
(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd, Ste 3650
Ogden, UT
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Rheumatology

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Harold Vonk, MD
(435) 723-5500
984 Medical Dr Ste 3
Brigham City, UT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1972

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Allen D Sawitzke, MD
(801) 581-4333
3357 El Serrito Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Ch
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Jeffrey Mathews
(801) 818-1940
3650 N University Ave # 150
Provo, UT
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
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Rheumatologist
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Richard Ambrose Call, MD
(801) 226-0737
560 S State St Ste H1
Orem, UT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1975

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Raymond Roger Mc Peek, MD
(435) 634-9963
354 E 600 S Ste 206A
Saint George, UT
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Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1971

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Dr.Corey Walker
(435) 792-1518
1350 North 500 East
Logan, UT
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
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Rheumatologist
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(801) 387-7125
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
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Healthy Solutions - Natural Rx Replacements to Treat Arthritis and Foggy Memory

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By Victoria Dolby Toews, MPH

Aching knees? Instead of NSAIDs, try glucosamine and Phellodendron amurense.

What’s the problem?
Osteoarthritis is an unwelcome guest in the knees, hips, and other joints of 20 million Americans. This chronic disease, caused by the breakdown of joint tissue, generally sets in after age 40 and is the most common source of physical disability in adults.

What do doctors prescribe?
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the go-to medication for doctors treating osteoarthritis. NSAIDs come with a parcel of potential GI troubles, including nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and ulcers, as well as headache, bloating, and kidney and liver failure.

What’s a natural alternative?

A combination of 1,500 mg of glucosamine and 1,200 mg of chondroitin is as effective as one of the most expensive NSAIDs (Celebrex) for moderate-to-severe knee pain of osteoarthritis, according to results from a National Institutes of Health study involving more than 1,500 patients.

If you’re still not getting relief from your pain, you might consider trying a promising new option: an extract from the plant Phellodendron amurense (sometimes found under the name “Nexrutine” on supplement labels). Preliminary results show it may significantly ease pain and inflammation. For those who want to try it, 750 mg a day is a good place to start.

Foggy memory? Instead of Aricept, try Chinese club moss.
What’s the problem?

Memory starts an inexorable decline as early as the 20s, although it’s not usually noticeable until after age 60. The most extreme form of memory loss and mental confusion, Alzheimer’s disease, affects four and a half million Americans.

What do doctors prescribe?

Aricept (donepezil) belongs to a class of drugs known as cholinesterase inhibitors; it helps memory by promoting communication among nerve cells in the brain. “With cholinesterase inhibitors, the most common side effects are nausea, upset stomach, and diarrhea,” points out Daniel Kaufer, MD, director of the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina.

What’s a natural alternative?

“Chinese club moss has been used in China as a folk remedy to enhance mental abilities,” notes Dr. Kaufer, and “there have been a few small studies showing positive effects in patients with dementia and one small study in Chinese high-school students showing that they may have had benefit in doing their homework.” The National Institute of Aging funded a new national clinical trial, led by Dr. Kaufer, to test just how well Chinese club moss (also known as huperzine A) preserves mental function in older adults with dementia. Results from this study aren’t quite in yet, although Dr. Kaufer shares that “huperzine A seems to be generally well-tolerated and that some subjects seem to be doing better on it.” Huperzine A from Chinese club moss acts as a cholinesterase inhibitor; most studies have used 100 to 200 mcg taken several times a day.

Author: Victoria Dolby Toews, MPH

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