Arthritis is very common. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is a leading cause of disability.
Common arthritis, joint symptoms includes swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time.
Degenerative Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. When the cartilage – the slick, cushioning surface on the ends of bones – wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Over time, joints can lose strength and pain may become chronic. Risk factors include excess weight, family history, age and previous injury (an anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, tears, for example).
Inflammatory arthritis: is a term used to describe a group of conditions which affect your immune system. This means that your body’s defense system starts attacking your own tissues instead of germs, viruses and other foreign substances, which can cause pain, stiffness and joint damage. They’re also known as AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES. The most common forms of inflammatory arthritis are: rheumatoid arthritis / ankylosing spondylitis / psoriatic / arthritis / lupus.
These conditions are also called systemic diseases because they can affect your whole body. They can happen at any age.
Infectious Arthritis: A bacterium, virus or fungus can enter the joint and trigger inflammation. Examples of organisms that can infect joints are salmonella and Shigella (food poisoning or contamination), chlamydia and gonorrhea (sexually transmitted diseases) and hepatitis C (a blood-to-blood infection, often through shared needles or transfusions).
Metabolic Arthritis: Uric acid is formed as the body breaks down purines, a substance found in human cells and in many foods. Some people have high levels of uric acid because they naturally produce more than is needed or the body can’t get rid of the uric acid quickly enough. In some people the uric acid builds up and forms needle-like crystals in the joint, resulting in sudden spikes in extreme joint pain, or a gout attack.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT OXIDATIVE STRESS // OXIDATIVE DAMAGE OCCURS WHEN THE BODY HAS ARTHRITIS OF ANY KIND:
2005: Evidence of increased oxidative stress in patients of osteoarthritis in comparison with healthy control subjects.
2006: Conclusions: The findings indicated that lymphocyte DNA damage level increases in patients with RA. Elevated DNA damage may be related to increased oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant capacity.
2007: Oxidative stress may contribute to debilitating symptoms such as fatigue in SLE.
2007: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology that mainly affects the axial skeleton as well as the peripheral joints and extra-articular structures. The results of this study indicated that increased oxidant and decreased antioxidant capacity may be associated with the pathogenesis of AS.
2013: Oxidative stress is increased in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and it contributes to immune system dysregulation, abnormal activation and processing of cell-death signals, autoantibody production.
2015: From this study, it can be suggested that hyperuricemia causes oxidative stress in patients with gout.
2016: The oxidative stress and antioxidants play an important role in the disease process of RA
If a person is on medication for their arthritis, GSH does NOT interfere with this medication.
Effective GSH replenishing by consuming GSH-Immunity, is a food, a Primary whey, nothing more nothing less. By replenishing your GSH you are allowing the cells to function to their optimum. Once the cells become stronger and function to their optimum, the organs begin to function to their optimum, thus the systems gain optimum function. Very often we find that the medications for pain and inflammation can be lessened and then discontinued over time. As inflammation lessens so does the pain. I have clients with arthritis that have been on major medication, as they replenish the arthritis is lessened and healing progresses. Again, this is over time.
The many medications that are used for arthritis and related health situations cause much havoc in the body. Side effects are very scary for all these drugs.
Please know that one job of GSH is to maintain the optimum function of our cells, thus organs, so if a person is replenishing their GSH on a daily basis you can rest knowing that GSH is protecting the cells of the affected organs and thus protecting the organs from side effects.
I have ra, I am holding it in my closet with the door shut tight. My arthritis came upon me over time, starting 3 decades ago. At my worst I had hip to foot involvement in both legs, plantar fasciitis huge in both feet, each morning I would wake up and think how on earth am I going to walk or even take the first step of the day. Each step was like walking on hot shards of broken glass. My ankles would hurt because I was trying to walk gently with my feet hurting. My knees were involved because lower legs were in pain, my hips became involved because of my guarded walking. My back was ok. My arms from the shoulders down had involvement. My elbows suffered from tendonitis, massive tendonitis, spread to my wrists and my thumbs.