Treatment of coxarthrosis - the sooner the better - Preparations

May 11, 2014

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 drugs for the treatment of coxarthrosis

Drugs for treatment of coxarthrosis

Unfortunately, there are no specific drugs that could treat coxarthrosis Coxarthrosis - inflammation of the hip joints  Coxarthrosis - inflammation of the hip joints
 But with the help of certain medicines can quickly relieve the symptoms.



As a rule, the OTC analgesic especially recommend taking for pain caused by coxarthrosis. Its better to take on a regular basis, not just when the pain becomes almost unbearable. It is quite safe, but do not exceed the specified on the packaging of the recommended dose. If you have a history of liver disease, before taking paracetamol you should consult with your doctor.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should be accepted, if the paracetamol does not help, or if there are contraindications to it. For drugs of this type include, for example, ibuprofen, diclofenac Diclofenac - relieve inflammation and pain  Diclofenac - relieve inflammation and pain
 And naproxen. They reduce inflammation and relieve the pain, but do not have a direct influence on the development of coxarthrosis. There are ointments with NSAIDs, but in coxarthrosis usually more effective are tablets.

Because of this violation will have to take NSAIDs for at least several weeks before their reception should consult a doctor. As a rule, they are not recommended to take patients who have a history of such disorders as asthma, angina, heart attack or stroke.

Sometimes patients who recommend taking NSAIDs also prescribe drugs from the group of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). NSAIDs long-term use can damage the stomach lining, which protects it from the wall of the stomach acid. PPIs reduce the concentration of acid in gastric juice, thereby reducing the risk of damage to the stomach.


Opioid analgesics

Opioid analgesics can relieve even the most severe pain that can not cope with other drugs. On the other hand, they can cause various side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, constipation, as well as addictive - because this type of preparations which are administered only in rare cases.

One of the common opioids - codeine; This drug is a part of some analgesics in combination with paracetamol. The group also includes opioid analgesics tramadol Tramadol: kills the pain  Tramadol: kills the pain
   and dihydrocodeine, which are issued in the form of tablets and solutions for injection. Tramadol is not indicated for patients suffering from epilepsy, and dihydrocodeine is contraindicated in people who have a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pregnant women opioids, as a rule, do not prescribe.

If the patient has to take opioids for a long time, it is also prescribed laxatives to prevent the occurrence of constipation.


Capsaicin ointment

Capsaicin - an alkaloid, which was prepared from several species of chilli peppers - blocking nerves that transmit pain signals. As a rule, it takes effect at once: the first results can become visible in a couple of weeks after the application of the ointment, and a month later the pain may disappear almost completely.

The ointment should be applied to the skin over the hip joints several times a day, but no more frequently than once every four hours. Avoid getting ointment to damaged or inflamed skin and mucous membranes are not - capsaicin can cause severe burning, which will take only a few hours. After using the ointment kapsaitsinovoy it is necessary to wash your hands.

Immediately after applying the ointment, most people feel a slight burning sensation - this is normal, and the longer we will use the ointment, the less pronounced will become the side effect.

Capsaicin should not be used immediately after a bath or shower - when applied to the skin steamed burning may be too strong.


Intra-articular injection

In severe forms of coxarthrosis taking pain pills and ointments use may not be enough to alleviate the pain. In such cases, a doctor may prescribe to the patient intra-articular injections of corticosteroids - potent anti-inflammatory drugs. One injection can alleviate the symptoms of coxarthrosis for several months, in some cases - for six months.

Some time after injection, the patient may experience discomfort and pain in the hip, but these side effects are not more than a few days. In rare cases, intra-articular injections of corticosteroids and may cause side effects such as indigestion, nausea and sleep disturbances Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 But this happens rarely.

Lupus and mental health problems - appreciate what we have - Help

June 28, 2012

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Getting help with the emotional impact of lupus

If you are experiencing these problems, or some of them, it is important to discuss them with your doctor. Your doctor can help find a solution. Maybe you need to change the method of treatment, or take additional drugs to correct problems such as anxiety and depression. Also attending physician may refer to a specialist in psychiatry, which will help to find additional ways to solve the current problems.


Personal contribution to overcome the disease

  • Find out yourself and others

Learn everything you can about the disease and its treatment. Share this information with your friends and family members to better understand the disease and how it affects you. Their support is critical to success in overcoming the disease.

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Exercise regularly, follow a healthy balanced diet, get plenty of rest, avoid alcohol, especially if you are in a state of depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 . Alcohol - a natural depressant. It can significantly enhance the depression and its symptoms.

  • Learn how to manage stressful situations

Living with a chronic disease is stressful. Specialist in psychiatry can teach you stress management techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation Relaxation and stress - calm, not panic!  Relaxation and stress - calm, not panic!
 , Image guidance and meditation Meditation - treats the body and the spirit  Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
 . You can regularly use these techniques to cope with stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 Induced lupus. Other ways to relieve stress - it is listening to soothing music, taking a warm bath or a walk, and perform gentle exercise.

  • Engage favorite things

Lupus can limit some activities. Therefore, it is important to find the things that you will do it with pleasure. It may just be reading a good book or just a nice reflection on the topic.

  • Search support

When you have a bad mood, talk to a faithful friend, a spiritual person or mentor. Maybe you should join a support group.

  • Appreciate yourself

You appreciate what you have. Many suffer from the inability to see because of vision loss, lack of vital organs, the loss of voice. There are people who are physically healthy, but unhealthy in the mental plane. So, it makes sense to make a re-evaluation of values ​​and learn to like what you have - the desire for a healthy life, the ability to cook well, the ability to move gracefully and sing, or just the ability to charm people smile or ability to reason. Do not let lupus become the center of your life. Focus on your talents, abilities and strengths.

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