TDVS 0007: Effective Methods Of Preventing & Managing Osteoarthritis

You will discover in this episode:

  • What is osteoarthritis
  • How can you know when you have got one
  • The difference between Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • How is osteoarthritis properly managed
  • How is osteoarthritis best prevented in the young and in the old
  • Which persons are surgery recommended for
  • If not surgery, what are other effective alternatives
  • Expert opinion on causes, management of osteoarthritis by our Guest Speaker- Dr. Subhendu Naik, Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Latest health news from across the globe. Read the full stories in the twitter feed links located by the side of this page.
  • A take home summary on current and future management of osteoarthritis

5 thoughts on “TDVS 0007: Effective Methods Of Preventing & Managing Osteoarthritis”

  1. Hi Doctor…. Thanks for this Insightful Episode… I really learnt alot, I mean you nailed it! Thumbs up.
    I’ve got some questions basically on Rheumatoid arthritis.
    1.Are the immune modulating drugs definitive in the treatment for Rheumatoid arthritis? If Yes which is Perfect, If No what is the definitive treatment?
    2. Apart from Nsaids, what else can be used cos to alleviate symptoms Nsaids kinda pose a risk for PUD
    3. You mentioned Ginger, Green tea as helpful in the management of Osteoarthritis, pls is this also applicable to R. Arthritis?
    Also, any kind of food(s) to stay away from?
    Thanks in anticipation.

    1. Thank you.
      Immune modulating drugs are essential in Rheumatoid arthritis, reason being because this disease is mainly immune mediated.
      NSAIDs have a risk of PUD but selective COX-2 enzyme inhibitors like celecoxib have less of this risk but still has it’s side effect and should be used judiciously
      Ginger, green tea are also helpful in rheumatoid arthritis. Foods to avoid not just in rheumatoid arthritis but also in osteoarthritis include foods containing processed sugar including soft drinks, fast foods and fried foods, mayonnaise, sunflower oil/vegetable oil prepared foods, and gluten for people already having celiac disease to name a few.

      1. Alright.. Thank you so much. Well understood, but it seems you skipped my 1st question… Pls I need clarification.

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