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Cigarettes May Inhibit Inflammation Treatments

axial spondyloarthritis treatments hampers by cigarettesAxial spondyloarthritis, also known as AxSpa, is a chronic inflammatory disease of axial or central skeleton. It mainly affects the spine and sacroiliac joint in pelvis. The most common symptom of axial spondyloarthritis is lower back ache and in severe cases, it can cause complete fusion and rigidity of the spine. Axial spondyloarthritis commonly occurs more often in males and in second or third decades of life.

Various studies have shown that smokers with early axial spondyloarthritis have earlier disease onset and more disease activity, poor functions and health related quality of life, damage and inflammatory changes. It was observed in different studies that cigarette smoking was independently associated with earlier onset of axial spondyloarthritis, increased axial structural damage on Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiograph.

Insight into Pain Reduction Techniques

New pain management techniquesWe are all well aware of how the U.S. military has fought hard in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work load is high in such states, given the stressful environment and limited facilities. Both of these result in different kinds of health problems in military men, the commonest being chronic muscular pains. Yet, very little has been done to help U.S. military veterans who have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan, to manage the incapacitating chronic pain that they are left with. A new study now shines light on a potential solution for military members and others!

Researcher Matthew Bair, M.D. from the VA and Regenstrief Institute, lead a randomized controlled ESCAPE trial (Evaluation of Stepped Care for Chronic Pain). He noted-

Are We Overhyping Calcium and Vitamin D?

calcium supplements may be overhypedIn 2013 sales of calcium supplements were $6 billion. In 2012, vitamin D supplement sales in the United States reached $748 million. For over a decade, these supplements have been proscribed to treat osteoporosis in older individuals. More recently however, studies have appeared that dispute the assumption that calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of osteoporosis after age 30. Further, some studies indicate that calcium and vitamin D supplements are associated with higher risk of complications.1

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce pain

Inflammation is a protective response of our body, towards injury, a normal immune response, and necessary for healing. In some persons, this response continues non-stop and damages healthy tissues, blood vessels or joints; this is known as chronic inflammation. For example, in people with Type 2 diabetes, cancer, digestive illnesses, lupus, joint problems, their own immune system is harming them. This is true for a plenty of heart and brain diseases, while one’s risk is increased with Alzheimer’s disease. These are called as auto-immune diseases.

A lot of data is available on the anti-inflammatory diet, be it

Microbes: Powerful Nutritional Allies

microbes may prove to be powerful nutritional alliesOh really! Is that possible? Were some of the reactions we received. But yes as shown by a latest research, this is true. Now, a study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds new light on a surprising and critical role that microbes play in nutritional disorders such as protein malnutrition.

Microbes, small and ancient life forms, play a key role in maintaining life on Earth. Life is impossible without microbes. To study the basic mechanism of how these microbes help metabolism, fruit fly-Drosophila melanogaster was used, as it is simple and easy to study.

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