Proper digestion in rheumatoid arthritis
Proper digestion - largely secured human health.Eating Disorders can be the cause of many diseases, including revmatioidnym arthritis (RA).According to current data, many RA patients observed a lack of substance responsible for digestion (including hydrochloric acid and enzymes of the pancreas), and therefore incomplete digestion of food can serve as the time the decisive factor that causes the disease.
You probably know that the food should be thoroughly chewed.Good digestion begins with this.When chewing food, we do not just shred it.The food is mixed with saliva, which contains enzymes (amylase, maltase), converting complex carbohydrates (polysaccharides) in the simple (monosaccharides).
then food enters the esophagus into the stomach.The primary function of the stomach - the digestion of proteins and minerals ionization.The stomach releases hydrochloric acid, a variety of hormones and enzymes, and also activates the secretion of digestive enzymes by the pancreas and bile of the gallbladder.
Many people suffering from RA, there is a lack of hydrochloric acid in gastric juice.Hypochlorhydria called insufficient acid secretion, achlorhydria - its complete absence in the gastric juice.To detect stomach acid deficiency spend Heidelberg gastric analysis: the patient swallows an electronic capsule, attached to the thread.Capsule measures the pH in the stomach, and transmits a radio signal to the receiver, which records information.After completion of the test capsule is derived.
In order to determine released you stomach acid, can be used more simple and affordable techniques to whether sufficient quantities.
Here are the most common signs of reduced gastric acidity:
bloating, belching, heartburn and flatulence, occur immediately after a meal;
feeling of fullness after a meal;
indigestion, diarrhea or constipation;
variety of food-related allergies;
nausea after taking the supplements;
itching in the rectum;
elevated levels of gas production;
undigested food in the stool;
chronic intestinal parasites or abnormal gut flora;
weak, exfoliating nails;
dilated blood vessels on the cheeks and nose;
chronic yeast infections (Candida albicans).
To regulate the acidity level taking preparations containing hydrochloric acid.One tablet or capsule containing 10 grains (600 mg) with hydrochloric acid, taken with a full meal.If this does not cause a burning sensation or discomfort in the stomach, while the same in each meal volume take one tablet or capsule is greater than the last time.The dose is increased to 7 or tablets until until it starts burning or discomfort felt.
Burning sensation in the stomach means that you have taken too many pills for an amount of food and the next time you need to take one tablet less.After some time again to try to increase the dose in order to ensure that the burning was caused by it with hydrochloric acid, and not something else.
After you determine the largest dose for you, do not cause discomfort, stick with it during all like a full meal.If you eat less than usual, and the need to reduce the number of tablets.If you take several tablets, distribute them to the whole meal.
When your stomach's ability to produce the required amount of acid to digest food will start to recover, again you feel a burning sensation, and will be forced to reduce the dose.
pancreas secretes enzymes necessary for digestion and assimilation of food.Every day, the body emits in the small intestine about 1.4 liters of pancreatic juice.The juice contains enzymes that break down proteins (trypsin, etc.), Fats (lipase) and carbohydrates (amylase, maltase).
most common symptoms of inadequate secretion of the pancreas: a swelling and discomfort in the abdomen, gas, indigestion, the output of undigested food in the stool.Extended feces analysis helps determine the amount of enzymes released into the intestine by the pancreas, and allows us to establish how healthy the bacterial flora.
Preparations containing pancreatic enzymes are made from porcine pancreas.Most of these drugs are used in the treatment of digestive disorders, food allergies and autoimmune diseases such as RA.
If not so necessary for the normal digestion of proteins, proteases are crucial for digestion of fats and carbohydrates pancreatic enzymes.Incomplete digestion of proteins creates a lot of problems for the body, including the occurrence of allergic reactions and the formation of toxic substances generated in the process of decay.
addition to digestion of proteins, proteases, and perform other important functions.Proteases very effectively compete with food allergies, it has been proven even in the 30-40-ies of the last century.Usually people whose body does not produce these enzymes in sufficient quantity to suffer from food allergy different manifestations.It seems that such people are many RA patients.Preparations
pancreatic enzymes and proteases have proven useful in the treatment of many acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, including RA.They prevent inflammation of the tissues and prevent the formation of blood clots
decay (decomposition) is the process of digestion of protein matter by bacteria.
When proteases are used to treat RA, they, among other things, prevent the accumulation of immune complexes in tissues and lower levels of circulation.The lower the level, the better the condition of the patient.
pancreatic enzymes included in dietary supplements (dietary supplements).Sufficiently powerful and effective complex enzyme supplements contain, for example pancreatin, bromelain, papain, trypsin, lipase, amylase.
The composition of food products includes the so-called "invisible" fats (contained in meat, fish, milk and other foods) and "visible" -Specially added to food vegetable oils and animal fats.Edible Fats - a source of essential fatty acids, phosphatides (lecithin), vitamins A, D, E. In
fat composition comprises saturated fatty acids that are solid at room temperature (for example palmitic and stearic) and unsaturated, liquid (for example, oleic,linoleic, linolenic).Animal fats contain more saturated fatty acid and vegetable oils - more unsaturated.
Arachidonic acid, which like all the saturated fat found in foods of animal origin may contribute to the inflammatory process.Therefore, the exclusion of meat from the RA patient's diet reduces inflammatory processes.
suppress the inflammatory response may be another way.To do this, the organism came to linolenic acid (omega-3), which is converted to an irreplaceable eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).As a result, the consumption of omega-3, inflammatory and allergic reactions are considerably reduced fatty acids.To obtain such effect it is necessary to add in food EPA (1.8 g daily) use or cod liver oil.However, if you enable may not be necessary in your daily menu, mackerel, herring or salmon, supplements intake.Vegetarians can use linseed oil, which gives a similar effect.
linolenic addition to polyunsaturated fatty acids include linoleic acid (omega-6) and oleic acid (omega-9) acids.Their usefulness is written a lot of books.And I advise everyone who wants to preserve the health and prolong youth, to eat foods containing them.
oils of black currant, borage and evening primrose contain gammalinolenovuyu acid (GLA) and omega-6 acid.They can be of great help in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as have the ability to reduce inflammation.Addendum GLA food provides the desired effect in combination with omega-3 acid, if this limit intake of foods containing arachidonic acid.But in the treatment of RA is better to use flax seed oil, which is a natural source of omega-3 and omega-6 acids, and is much cheaper.
In literature you can find a great variety of food recipes that include flax seed oil, such as a vegetarian pilaf on linseed oil.The daily dose of flaxseed oil is only 1 tbsp.spoon.Flaxseed oil is often to be found in the pharmacy, it is found in grocery stores, in the departments of health food.
Once again - RA patients is essential to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.Proper diet - a key point in the treatment of this serious disease.Vegetables and fruits contain nutrients, antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin E, selenium and zinc.Taking vitamin and mineral supplements, you can not make up for the lack of on your table fresh vegetables and fruit, as the latter include other substances, such as highly effective in the treatment of RA flavonoids.
Flavonoids - a group of plant pigments responsible for the color of fruits and flowers.They protect plants from external influences.According to recent medical reports, the medicinal properties of many food products, juices, grass pollen and propolis
directly related to their content of flavonoids.Their use is very important for a person, as flavonoids have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-cancer properties.Flavonoid molecule are unique in their activity in combating a variety of oxidants and free radicals.
Flavonoids are responsible for the color of blueberries, blackberries, cherries, grapes, hawthorn and many colors, called anthocyanidins and procyanidins.These flavonoids increase the content of vitamin C in the cells, reduce the level of permeability and fragility of small blood vessels, protect against the harmful effects of free radicals and strengthens joint structure.These flavonoids are highly beneficial effect on collagen.Collagen - the most common protein substance in the body, it is responsible for maintaining the integrity of our connective tissue.A connective tissue holds together all the tissues of the body.Collagen is also found in tendons, ligaments and cartilage.In RA, gout and other inflammatory conditions, covering the bone, joints, cartilage and other connective tissues, collagen is destroyed.
anthocyanidins and other flavonoids have a unique ability to communicate with each other collagen fibers, thus strengthening natural "interweaving" of collagen, which is formed by the intercellular substance of connective tissue (cartilage, tendons, etc...);
prevent the harmful effects of free radicals;
inhibit the action of enzymes of the white blood cell - enzymes, which would otherwise be destroyed in the inflammatory process collagenic structure;prevents the synthesis and release substances that promote inflammation.
These remarkable properties of flavonoids make it an indispensable tool in the treatment of all forms of arthritis.I already wrote above that the cherry gout patients is very good.If you suffer from any form of arthritis, eat more cherries, and other foods rich in flavonoids.It makes sense to also take dietary supplements with flavonoids.Flavonoids such as quercetin, have anti-inflammatory action, especially in combination with the proteolytic enzymes.