are two types of arthritis: Osteo-Arthritis and Rheumatoid-Arthritis.
Osteo-Arthritis is caused by a pH imbalance,
especially when your body's pH is to acid. This
causes the body to leach out the buffering
minerals which buffer the acids; such
as calcium, magnesium, potassium and
chloride. What happens is the calcium,
etc. becomes bio-unavailable and precipitates
into the soft tissue causing calcium
build-up in the joint and soft tissue
(muscles and connective tissue). Chloride
is needed to make hydrochloride (stomach
acid). So digestion is hampered and no
matter how much calcium and other minerals
you take, if your HCL is low you will
not be able to digest them. Potassium
and magnesium are needed for relaxation
of muscles, without the proper balance
the body become stiff, you may get leg cramps or the heart beats
most common type of arthritis, osteo arthritis (also known
as degenerative joint disease) strikes over 16 million
Americans, and is a major cause of disability among older
individuals. Typically osteo arthritis presents as pain,
stiffness, or swelling in joints such as the hip, hand,
and knee or spine, but it may affect other joints as well.
Women run a higher risk of developing osteo arthritis than
men, and other risk factors include heredity, excess weight,
joint injury, and hormonal imbalances.1
many people associate osteo arthritis
with the "natural"
wear and tear of joint cartilage, there are actually a variety of
physiological factors that play an important role in the prevention,
monitoring, and treatment of this condition. Recently, investigators
have strongly emphasized the importance of working to undo actual
degenerative mechanisms in the body rather than simply treating
symptoms with anti-inflammatory drugs or analgesics.
following Genova Diagnostics assessments
offer important clinical insight
into the dysfunctional mechanisms
underlying the development and progression
of osteo arthritis.
and Bone Resorption: Two
collagen cross links measured in the
urine assess the impact of osteo arthritis
upon bone tissue.
growth factor (IGF-1) is crucial for maintaining the structural
integrity of bone cartilage.
and Menopause: Many researchers
believe that osteo arthritis in women
is triggered by hormonal imbalances
in the period following menopause.
and Oxidative Stress: Free
radicals often mediate the destruction
of joint tissue characteristic of osteo
and Fatty Acids: Inflammatory
processes in osteo arthritis can be
severely exacerbated by fatty acid
and Cardiovascular Health: Osteo
arthritis places individuals at greater
risk for heart disease. A new bio marker,
C-reactive protein, serves as an early
warning marker for both osteo arthritis
and heart disease.
and Amino Acids: The building blocks of protein, amino acids
are crucial for optimal health of the musculoskeletal system.
and Gastrointestinal Health: Chronic
use of NSAIDS to treat osteo arthritis
can severely damage the gastrointestinal
1 Brandt K, Doherty M, Lohmander L,
eds. Osteo arthritis. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1998.
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