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If you have arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis or another inflammatory condition, you will work with a local family physician and likely a local rheumatologist. Because a big part of managing an inflammatory condition is your diet, you may benefit from working with a local registered dietitian. A local registered dietitian is a wellness provider who is trained in nutritional science and health. A local registered dietitian can help patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis eat an anti-inflammatory diet. By working with a local registered dietitian and eating a diet rich in foods such as leafy greens, whole grains and fruits, people with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions can reduce inflammation and joint pain.
A local registered dietitian can help you lose weight, plan meals, understand the glycemic index, eat for exercise or sport and more. If you’d like to learn more about how a local registered dietitian can help you with an anti-inflammatory diet, start by talking to your local family physician. A local registered dietitian can also work with your other healthcare providers, whether it’s a local cardiologist or local psychiatrist. The five most common types of arthritis to affect the shoulder are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, rotator cuff tear arthropathy and posttraumatic arthritis.
Both the acromioclavicular (AC) joint (where the clavicle meets the tip of the shoulder blade) and the glenohumeral joint (where the head of the humerus fits into the scapula) can be affected by arthritis. Symptoms of shoulder arthritis include pain, stiffness and reduced mobility. To make a diagnosis, your physician will probably recommend an x-ray. If your arthritis pain doesn’t respond to non-surgical options, your physician or orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery. Milder cases of shoulder arthritis may be treated with arthroscopy, while more severe cases may require a shoulder joint replacement.
If you suffer from gastroparesis, it is important to try and have small, frequent meals throughout the day to minimize your symptoms. More serious cases of gastroparesis might mean that you cannot keep down any solid foods, and that would mean you would switch to a completely liquid-based diet. Eventually you would progress to puree foods, or a blenderized diet. In this case, what you can do, you can either have, or a combination of nutritional supplements such as Boost and Ensure, and your own blenderized diet where you combine solids such as meat, vegetables, and fruits, different grain products like potatoes, pasta or rice, and puree that together with a liquid, either vegetable broth, or chicken broth, or any kind of vegetable juice. That way you still do get your nutrition.
Remember that it is important to get calories down, so that you don’t have any further weight loss. If you are experiencing problems, or you are having issues managing your gastroparesis, do visit your doctor or visit a local registered dietician for help with dietary management. But eventually over time, if you get the uric acid low enough, you should be able to prevent episodes of acute gout and not need the medications like the anti-inflammatories and colchicines because the episodes don’t happen. So it’s important for individuals to recognize that medications have side effects.
Those side effects can be severe, and so one needs to realize that if they’re gonna start a medication, they need to discuss with their doctor and their pharmacist whether that medication is right for them.