5 consejos para aliviar su artritis

5 consejos para aliviar su artritis

La pregunta más común que hacen las personas con artritis es qué deben tomar para aliviarla. Desafortunadamente, no hay una respuesta fácil para todos. No hay cura para la mayoría de los tipos de artritis, pero hay cosas que se pueden hacer que mejorarán su calidad de vida.

5 consejos para aliviar su artritis

Estos cinco consejos lo ayudarán a encaminarse hacia un tratamiento efectivo y una buena vida.

  1. Solo intente el autotratamiento durante un tiempo limitado y razonable: las personas con dolor desean un alivio adecuado y rápido de la artritis. Con el inicio de los síntomas, la mayoría de las personas tratan de autotratarse. Por lo general, las personas intentan lo que está disponible sin receta para aliviar el dolor de la artritis. Es importante saber que, si bien hay alivio, tomará un poco de paciencia para encontrar lo que funciona mejor para usted. Lo más probable es que requiera la guía y la experiencia de un médico para llevarlo al buen camino. Si el autotratamiento no funciona dentro de un período de tiempo razonable o si los síntomas están empeorando, continúe. Consultar a un médico.
  2. Be Prepared to Go With the Flow: Arthritis is not a single disease. It is an umbrella term and there are actually over 100 types of arthritis—and they are not all treated the same way. To provide you with quick relief and to bring pain and inflammation under control, your doctor may suggest certain medications following your initial evaluation. As diagnostic testing is performed and test results come back, your doctor may adjust your medications. Your response to the medications will also be assessed and changes or adjustments may be needed periodically before the most effective treatment for you is determined.
  1. Stay Focused on Yourself and the Treatment Goals You Carve out With Your Doctor: People who are looking for fast relief from arthritis pain sometimes ask their family, friends, and neighbors what they take for pain. Be careful with this approach. Even if you have the same specific diagnosis, what works for one does not necessarily work for another arthritis patient. You and your doctor are partners with a common goal. The goal is to find an appropriate treatment plan for you that will help you manage arthritis pain and other symptoms. With proper management, the hope is that the disease can remain only minimally intrusive in your life.
  2. Don’t Let Feelings of Discouragement Stop You From Getting the Help You Need: Many people at both ends of the arthritis spectrum—those who are experiencing early arthritis symptoms and those who have dealt with it for years—feel that their condition is worsening and that relief is not attainable. Talk to your doctor and communicate your feelings honestly. If you are frustrated, tell your doctor just that. The physical aspects, as well as the emotional aspects, of living with chronic pain must be dealt with.
  1. Be Realistic With Your Expectations: Effective relief from arthritis pain and other symptoms may be derived from more than one treatment source. Since there is no magic pill to wipe it all away, you may need to consider a multidisciplinary approach. Along with prescription medications, you may want to include physical therapy, dietary changes, and natural and alternative treatments. Expect to gradually learn what works and to build on that as you determine the best course for arthritis relief.
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I am Dr. Christopher Loynes and I specialize in Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hematologic Neoplasms, and Leukemia. I graduated from the American University of Beirut, Beirut. I work at New York Bone Marrow Transplantation
Hospital and Hematologic Neoplasms. I am also the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of New York.