Osteoarthritis

Leaky Gut’s unexpected friend

inflammationThere are two types of arthritis that people experience: Osteoarthritis, which is the most common, and Rheumatoid arthritis which has a strong Autoimmune component.

Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement. Osteoarthritis is a condition where the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. Osteoarthritis is primarily attributed to “wear and tear” on the joints.

However, the cartilage that provides a buffer between bones in the joints is greatly affected by inflammation in the body. It’s becoming more and more evident that inflammation associated with Leaky Gut has a direct connection to many cases of Osteoarthritis.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis are frequently treated with nonsteroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), but chronic use of these drugs can cause serious damage to the gastrointestinal (GI) system and possibly the cardiovascular system as well.

It’s becoming more and more evident that inflammation associated with Leaky Gut has a direct connection to many cases of Osteoarthritis.

NSAIDS medications have an abundance of literature that links their use to a causative role in triggering dyspepsia, ulcers, lesions, and other GI problems. Thus leading to the likelihood of developing Leaky Gut, and with it many other complications.

It becomes a bad cycle. Once damaged, toxins, bacteria and allergens that are normally prevented from traveling outside the GI tract, can penetrate and permeate into the bloodstream.

This is truly a one-thing-leads-to-another situation, where it can become impossible to identify which came first, the drug or the issue.

We can work together to help you reduce or eliminate your need for chronic medications that often do more harm than good.