NATURAL HELP for ARTHRITIS SUFFERERS
JOINTS -- Diseases
INFLAMMATION -- Mediators
Abstract:The article reports that pharmaceutical companies proclaimed a new era in arthritis management with the advent of the COX-2 inhibitors. Aging and arthritis seem to go hand in hand. Arthritis is not a single disease, but rather a host of conditions that adversely affect the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form, affecting approximately 70% to 80% of the population over age 50. New research is beginning to shed light on how osteoarthritis develops at the cellular and molecular levels. Evidence is accumulating that the culprits are proinflammatory cytokines, together with the enzymes that generate inflammatory mediators and break down the collagen matrix. INSET: THE ANATOMY OF PAIN.
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