Arthritis Treatment London
Arthritis Treatment London
Most cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis usually respond well to Natural Medicine and lifestyle changes. Why should you learn to live with it, when there is an alternative? Our Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment London clinic has seen many clinical successes.
Conventional drugs and their side effects:
Modern treatments include symptomatic treatment for arthritis pain and inflammation, intervention with strong toxic drugs and surgical treatment of joint damage. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the mainstay of the conventional treatment for arthritis pain. These drugs are COX-inhibitors, which often cause the side effects of stomach erosion and increased bleeding tendency, sometimes leading to death by gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
It’s not unusual to hear patients complaining of side-effects and not enough pain relief. We have already witnessed the 2004 withdrawal of the drug, Vioxx, one of the main COX-2 inhibitors, due to increased cardiac deaths. Recent studies have raised serious concerns regarding the long-term safety of all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Some of the most commonly used NSAIDs are in fact more likely to cause heart attacks than Vioxx.
In 2005, a study of more than 9000 people aged 25 to 100, who had suffered their first ever heart attack, was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). A significantly increased risk of heart attack was observed for Diclofenac (55% increase), Ibuprofen (24% increase), Rofecoxib (32% increase) and Naproxen (27% increase). The authors concluded that their study suggested that enough concerns may exist to warrant a reconsideration of the safety of all NSAIDs.
They also concluded that as serious adverse events are associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, only their limited use can be recommended. Clearly the message from the current research is that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should not be the first option for the treatment for arthritis pain.
Natural Medicine – Arthritis Treatment London clinic:
Most cases of rheumatoid arthritis usually respond well to Natural Medicine and lifestyle changes. It provides gentle, safe and effective treatment, avoiding the unwanted side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
There are no ‘standard prescriptions’ for particular conditions. Instead, tailor-made prescriptions are formulated to meet an individual patient’s unique needs. Natural Medicines are dispensed from our own dispensary, using medicine authorised by the Department of Health’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
The clinical efficacy of Natural Medicine in pain management has already been demonstrated in clinical trials. It has a superior safety and efficacy profile compared to NSAIDs. Professor Reinhard Saller, a rheumatologist based in Zurich, observed that the excellent results he encountered in his own practice attested to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic (painkiller) potential.
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