Diet for rheumatoid arthritis
Those who are familiar with rheumatoid arthritis, there is no need to talk about painful pains in the joints, bouts of morning weakness and wrecked hands.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, accompanied by a change in appearance, habits and even character. Has the character of a hereditary predisposition, but it can also be triggered by the systematic use of certain substances in unfavorable conditions.
The disease is chronic and, after visible periods of relief, at any moment an exacerbation may begin. Therefore, the presence of the disease leaves an imprint on the habits and lifestyle of a person for the rest of his life.
To achieve effective results, a combination approach is necessary: the fulfillment of prescriptions of the physician in the part of drug treatment, physical exercises and nutrition with special diets for rheumatoid arthritis.
Drug treatment with steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs is aimed at achieving the following results:
elimination of physical weakness;
struggle against asthenia.
Since the disease is almost always accompanied by asthenia, the food should be as nutritious as possible and, at the same time, contain only those substances that contribute to the healing of the connective tissue of the joints.
You can not be treated according to the recipes of your friend who suffers from the same disease. Some drugs have side effects. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can trigger the appearance of ulcerative phenomena in the stomach or blood pressure jumps. Only the doctor can decide which medicine is suitable for your body.
Treatment prescribed by a doctor, physical procedures and a healthy diet are the only sources of real health.
These procedures can be supplemented with alternative types of treatment: compresses, lotions and ointments based on folk recipes.
Weakened immunity requires a sufficient amount of vitamins to normalize their condition. The usual diet and diet periods should be filled with dishes containing niacides, ascorbic acid and bioflavonoids.
Vitamin C stabilizes the hormonal background, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, increases anti-hyaluronidase activity. Bioflavonoids help reduce the permeability of the vessel walls. Niacin strengthens the circulatory system and helps the work of the stomach.
Included in the diet: lemons, apples, dog rose, bell pepper, black currant and other available berries, vegetables and fruits, can significantly improve the work of the whole organism and help it in the fight against arthritis.
Studies conducted by medical centers in Western Europe and the US have revealed a pattern linking the increase in symptoms with the use of dairy products and fiber. Being excluded from the diet, the products stopped their influence, and the patient began to feel much better.
A change in diet is a measure that is unequivocally necessary for people undergoing comprehensive treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The purpose of special nutrition is to replenish the nutrients necessary to confront the disease and exclude products that are not digested by the body and cause an exacerbation.
So, you need to exclude the withdrawal of calcium from the body – give up coffee, cocoa and chocolate, spinach, sorrel, rhubarb. Salt is also one of the most active elements that excrete calcium.
To enrich the body with magnesium, especially necessary during the exacerbation, you need to include in the diet cereals, except oatmeal, wheat, corn and some types of legumes.
Eliminate at least for the duration of the diet:
Fatty dairy products;
Sugar, jam, honey;
Tomatoes, potatoes and aubergines are sources of solanine;
Salt (or reduce salt intake by half).
During the intensification of pain, it is necessary to switch to a strict diet.
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Breakfast (version 1): Omelette from 2 eggs, unsalted buckwheat porridge, tea.
Breakfast (variant 2): Buckwheat porridge, boiled soft boiled egg, unsweetened baked apple, tea;
Lunch (variant 1): Vegetable soup, boiled beef with vermicelli, compote;
Lunch (variant 2): Vegetarian borscht, boiled fish with rice, compote;
Dinner (option 1): Boiled fish with boiled potatoes, tea with lemon;
Dinner (variant 2): Carrot – beef steaks on a couple with vermicelli, tea.
Bread and sugar in the active phase are excluded, food is prepared without salt, slightly salted only before consumption.
According to the scheme below, you can make a menu for periods outside the aggravation for each day, based on your own habits and preferences. Then the diet will not seem violent, you will take it with pleasure and, perhaps, make a habit for life.
Diet with high protein content
Breakfast (variant 1): porridge from buckwheat groats, fried eggs from 2 eggs or boiled soft-boiled egg, barley coffee;
Breakfast (option 2): casserole or cottage cheese cottage cheese, 1-2 soft-boiled eggs, barley coffee with little milk;
Lunch (variant 1): beef meatballs or steam cutlets with rice or buckwheat porridge, fish soup, compote from dried fruits;
Lunch (variant 2): borscht on beef broth, boiled fish with rice, tea with lemon;
Dinner (variant 1): cauliflower and chicken breast – stewed with a small amount of butter or boiled, compote;
Dinner (variant 2): buckwheat porridge with goulash from boiled beef, tea with lemon.
The elements of such a diet can be varied and varied in various combinations. Each meal contains an ideal amount of calories and nutrients. The main conditions – low-fat meat and fish, low-fat milk, plenty of greens, a minimum of oil, salt and a preference for boiled and steamed food.
In breaks between meals it is useful to drink broths from berries and dogrose, there are as a useful delicacy baked apples. At night, a glass of low-fat kefir or curdled milk is allowed.
Such a diet contains the simplest products and is adapted for use in the Central Russia. Vitamins and microelements, obtained with this way of nutrition, fully satisfy the needs of the organism, exhausted by the disease.
The author of the article: Diet Doctor, Kuzmina Vera Valerievna, specially for the site
Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the varieties of chronic arthritis, which differs in that it affects the joints on both sides of the body, which is its distinguishing feature. This is the disease, which is almost impossible to ignore. After all, in addition to the defeat of the joints, it is ultimately necessary.
Why does the word "basic" appear in the title? Mainly, not because it is the main way of treatment, but because the drugs from this group affect the very essence of rheumatoid arthritis, that is, its "basis". They do not cause relief in a few days.
But the insidiousness of this disease lies in the fact that there can be a total defeat of certain internal organs. It's about the lungs, the heart, eyes, blood, and the skin can also be affected. But most often this affliction affects the joints in the hands.
Although modern medicine in recent decades has made a huge leap in its development, but still there are diseases that even doctors can not cure. Rheumatoid arthritis refers specifically to such diseases, so if a person suffers from such a disease, it is worth paying attention to folk remedies.
Rheumatoid arthritis refers to rare and severe diseases of autoimmune nature, the origin of which causes many questions. The essence of RA (rheumatoid arthritis) in the systemic lesion of human connective tissues at the level of cell membranes. First of all, the ailment is manifested by problems with the work of small joints.
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