Tag Archives: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ginger Reduces Disease Symptoms and Modulates Gene Expression of Immune and Inflammation Markers in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune-inflammatory disease in which the severity of disease and pain are associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Patients with RA have elevated serum levels of inflammatory cytokines and altered expression of immune factors, including nuclear factor-kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ), forkhead box P3 (FoxP3), T-box transcription factor TBX (T-bet), GATA

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A Review of Herbal Treatment Options for the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a multifactorial progressive autoimmune disease, causes inflammation and hypertrophy in synovial tissue in joints, leading to joint tissue destruction. Treatment of RA includes a multicomponent regimen including herbs. Yarnell organizes herbs for RA effects as follows: inflammation-modulating, immunomodulating, and “spicy relief.” Miscellaneous Asian herbs and formulas and thunder duke vine (Tripterygium wilfordii, Celastraceae) also are covered in

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Black Cumin Does Not Decrease Levels of Oxidative Stress Markers in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Oxidative Stress Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive, inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity of the joints. It is thought that the pathogenesis of RA involves chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Hence, treatments that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may be beneficial. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae)

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How Healthy is Oily Fish?

Oily fish has been linked to a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, improved mental ability, and protection from cancer, alcohol-related dementia, and rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil contains the two fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are believed to benefit the cardiovascular system. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests consuming at

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Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that greatly reduces a person’s quality of life, and can cause disability and premature death. It affects an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States, and more women have it than men. To understand the natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is important to know what the disease is, what causes it,

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