Dealing with arthritis pain everyday could be annoying. A person will be limited in his/her ability to move and this is because of the inflammation process that is happening in the joints of the affected site. It could be your hands, feet, knees, or even your hips. There are several ways on how to treat arthritis. We have pharmacological interventions as well as non-pharmacological measures.
Exercise plays an important part in promoting joint health. Often, patients with arthritis tend to become sedentary because of the pain they are experiencing when they move. Being inactive leads to greater pain and immobility. According to the treatment guidelines published by the American College of Rheumatology, physical activity is an important aspect for the effective and successful treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, regular physical exercise is necessary for those with arthritis to promote proper circulation, increase muscle strength and physical energy. Aside from the physiological benefits, the psychological benefits of exercise like enhanced immune function, stress reduction, and improved coping abilities also contribute to the overall health of a person.
Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase mobility that also has important psychological benefits. As with other forms of exercise, yoga can enhance respiratory function, increase muscle strength, promote balance and improve flexibility. It is also associated with increased mental energy, reduced anxiety, fewer somatic complaints or body aches and pains. Yoga is a good form of exercise for persons living with a chronic illness like suffering from arthritis pain. But as with any new activity, it is important to take appropriate precautions. Before practicing yoga, visit your doctor and ask if there should be any restrictions that you have to observe.
As mentioned earlier, we also have pharmacological interventions to treat arthritis. We have the common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin. We also have the new generation pain relievers. We have Celebrex 200mg. Celebrex 200mg is also an NSAID that is used to treat arthritis. Celebrex 200mg differs from other NSAIDs because it has fewer gastrointestinal adverse effects like inflammation and ulceration of the stomach and intestine and does not interfere with blood clotting. Celebrex 200mg acts by inhibiting an enzyme that makes prostaglandin which is an important chemical substance in the inflammation process. Concomitant use of Celebrex 200mg with NSAIDs like aspirin may increase the occurrence of stomach and intestinal ulcers. Drinking alcohol while taking Celebrex 200mg also increases the risk of stomach ulcer formation. Persons taking anticoagulants should also be cautious in taking Celebrex 200mg. They should have their blood tested when starting Celebrex 200mg treatment, especially in the first few days, to check for any changes in the effects of the anticoagulant.
The Celebrex 200mg capsule is solid and white with two gold bands. It is marked 7767 and 200. These capsules also come in 50mg, 100mg and 400 mg capsules. Celebrex 200mg is usually recommended for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis once a day. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage for your condition.
Pharmacological treatment for arthritis has improved greatly in the past few years. However, arthritis cannot be cured and this is a chronic condition. A combination of medications and exercise will be best to cope with this situation better.