The Arthritis Foundation Has Provided Some Guidelines About Flares For Arthritis Patients
(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 01, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- Arthritis symptoms make life challenging for those who suffer from the ailment. Although they often resort to measures that can help them manage their pain and discomfort, patients still experience flares.
The Arthritis Foundation has provided some guidelines about flares for arthritis patients. The organization has stated that symptoms can suddenly increase and hit any time, despite the efforts of patients to manage them.
"Flares are acute episodes of inflammation and pain. They are unpredictable and troublesome, but they are also temporary and don't last long," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to experts, patients often suffer from flares after experiencing highly stressful situations or infections. However, what exactly triggers a flare has not yet been identified. Patients often find themselves not experiencing any symptoms and then suddenly, they suffer from arthritis flares. Flares cause pain and are unpredictable, and this makes them very alarming.
The Arthritis Foundation has stated on its website the things that patients can do to combat flares. There are pain medications, cold packs and deep breathing exercises that they can resort to in order to address pain. Experts also suggest that patients should prepare themselves in case they experience flares again in the future. This will allow them to know exactly what to do in real emergencies.
Patients can also discuss with their healthcare provider the best approach to address the problem. For instance, they can adjust their medications as that may help relieve flare-associated pain and reduce the damage that may take place from unchecked inflammation.
"It is also important to remember that the flare may not be controlled right away despite the fact that the dosage is increased," added O'Sullivan.
David Pisecky, M.D., Duke University Medical Center's rheumatologist, has stated that the severity and frequency of flares may significantly influence how the symptoms can affect the life of a sufferer every day. If it's minimal, the patients can probably work and do some physical activities.
Experts recommend that patients spend long periods of time resting, as well as plan their activities and commitments. They can still have their regular exercise programs, but they also must ensure that they are getting some rest. They should also find support and help from their family and friends, especially when flares hit. They can apply cold or hot packs to inflamed joints and practice some mind-diversion techniques.
There are many arthritis sufferers who are relying on natural alternatives, such as curcumin supplements, to achieve pain relief. Curcumin supplements, especially those that also contain a black pepper extract known as BioPerine, are believed to be effective as a pain management remedy (http://amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI).
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life.
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