Joint Inflammation That Does Not Heal In Women Who Are Obese?
Doctor, I want to ask. my mother had joint problems for about 6 years. he weighs around 78 kg. if given any medication complaining there is no result. Is it useless if BB can’t go down? the doctor who examined the mother once said that OA can recover if BB can go down. while your mother’s BB is stable like that of a doctor. please answer doctor
Hello Yunita! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Certainly not easy for your mother to experience these problems for years. The disorder you are referring to may be osteoarthritis (OA). OA is inflammation of the joints that causes damage to the joint cartilage and bone around the cartilage. Factors that can cause OA include aging, genetics, obesity, joint injury, and excessive joint use (for example due to certain occupations). In addition, women also experience OA more often than men. In addition to drug administration, the important thing to do by patients with OA is regular physical activity and ideal body weight. Physical activity is useful for strengthening the muscles around the joints, so that joint movement can be better. Swimming is the most recommended physical activity in patients with OA. If your mother can't swim or has difficulty swimming every day, she can try to ride a bicycle. Do this physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day. Activities such as walking in the morning or evening can also be done by your mother. Avoid physical activities that burden the joint or are too heavy, such as running or lifting weights. Reducing body weight can reduce the burden on the back, pelvis and knees, so that the symptoms of OA can be reduced. Just a few pounds of weight loss can have a significant effect on reducing symptoms. Try to get your mother to adjust her diet well. Your mother should avoid foods that are fried or coconut milk. Your mother must increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. Prepare a schedule of morning snacks (between breakfast and lunch) and afternoon snacks (between lunch and dinner) with fruits that your mother likes. Your mother should not consume drinks other than water (including juice because the juice still contains sugar which can increase body weight). Consumption of water at least 8 glasses a day can help you lose weight. Your mother also needs to have a good night's rest. If you want to know more clearly about eating patterns that are good for your mother, you can consult with a clinical nutrition specialist.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.