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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Deficiency of one or a combination of nutrients can contribute to arthritis. Dietary elements that are important for arthritis are tabled below together with corresponding lists of foods for arthritis prevention.

Increasing intake of these nutrients can help. One way to do so is to take a high quality arthritis supplement with the essential nutrients.  The other is to maintain a healthy diet, with foods that help arthritis.

What nutrient deficiencies can lead to arthritis :
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)   |   More on Vitamin B5
One of the rheumatoid arthritis causes is deficiency of vitamin B5, as pantothenic acid levels have been found to be lower in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

Other symptoms that may indicate deficiency of Vitamin B5 :
VB05.01 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis numbness and tingling, with shooting or burning pains in the feet
VB05.02 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis chronic fatigue
VB05.03 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis mental depression or irritability or listlessness
VB05.05 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis headaches
VB05.06 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis nausea
VB05.07 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis insomnia
VB05.08 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis abdominal cramps
VB05.09 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-B5-rheumatoid-arthritis increased susceptibility to colds or infections

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nutrition | Foods for Arthritis :
Vitamin B5 rich foods that help arthritis include · animal liver · cauliflower · mushrooms · raw rice bran.

Vitamin D   |   More on Vitamin D
Recent new research links deficiency of vitamin D to rheumatoid arthritis causes and supports the role of supplementation in helping to protect against this autoimmune joint disorder.

Other symptoms that may indicate deficiency of Vitamin D :
VD.01 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis rickets which causes soft bones, skeletal deformities or retarded growth in children
VD.02 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis osteomalacia resulting in muscular weakness and soft bones
VD.03 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis muscle or bone pain (including low back pain)
VD.04 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis frequent bone fractures
VD.05 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis osteoporosis
VD.06 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis higher risk of periodontal disease in adults over 50 years old
VD.08 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis increased risk of diabetes due to insufficient insulin produced
VD.09 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis increased risk of high blood pressure
VD.10 Deficiency symptoms for Vitamin-D-rheumatoid-arthritis leads to hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level) characterized by muscle cramps, twitching nerves or muscles, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, irregular heart contractions, and irritability

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nutrition | Foods for Arthritis :
High vitamin D foods that help arthritis include · fish liver oils · mackerel · salmon, especially sockeye salmon · sardine · shrimp.

Calcium   |   More on Calcium
Calcium deficiency is linked to an autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis; causes tissue damage and chronic inflammation of joints, leading to joint swelling and pain, such as chronic finger joint pain or pelvic bone pain.

Other symptoms that may indicate deficiency of Calcium :
Ca.01 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis osteoporosis characterized by brittle, porous bones and frequent bone fractures
Ca.02 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis impaired bone mineralization which, in children, can cause rickets (bone softening) which may lead to bone deformities, fractures, or stunted growth
Ca.03 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis osteomalacia (bone softening) in adults
Ca.04 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis loss of bone mineralization in the jaw
Ca.05 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis tooth decay or periodontal disease
Ca.06 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis higher levels of lead in bones and teeth
Ca.07 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis brittle or misshapened nails
Ca.09 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis heart palpitations or abnormal heart rhythms
Ca.10 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis risk of hypertension (high blood pressure)
Ca.11 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis higher cholesterol levels
Ca.12 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis insomnia
Ca.13 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis lethargy or chronic fatigue
Ca.14 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis poor appetite
Ca.15 Deficiency symptoms for Calcium-rheumatoid-arthritis severe deficiency can cause spasmodic contractions of skeletal muscles, symptomized by tingling fingers, toes or lips, numbness in arms or legs, and muscle pain or severe muscular cramps or spasms

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nutrition | Foods for Arthritis :
High calcium foods that help arthritis include · fresh dark green vegetables like collard greens, dandelion greens, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, wing beans · dairy foods such as buttermilk, mozzarella cheese, raw (non-pasteurized) milk, whey, yoghurt · goat's milk · soft bones of wild salmon, sardines, tuna, and anchovies are good sources of calcium that is easily absorbed by the body.

Selenium   |   More on Selenium
One of the rheumatoid arthritis causes is selenium deficiency, as rheumatoid arthritis patients tend to have low blood levels of selenium.

Other symptoms that may indicate deficiency of Selenium :
Se.01 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis weaker immune system leading to susceptibility to stress and illnesses
Se.02 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis greater incidence of cancer, especially gynaecological, gastrointestinal, esophageal, lung, and prostate cancer
Se.04 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis elevated blood pressure
Se.05 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis risk of arteriosclerosis / atherosclerosis (hardening and/or narrowing of the arteries), leading to heart or coronary artery disease
Se.06 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis impaired thyroid function (a common symptom of this deficiency) leading to hypothyroidism symptomized by lethargy, fatigue, intolerance to cold, depression, constipation, weight gain, menstrual irregularities, dry skin, and hair loss
Se.07 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis loose skin
Se.08 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis hair or skin discoloration
Se.09 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis whitened fingernail beds
Se.10 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis Keshan disease (heart disorder characterized by inflamed heart muscles)
Se.11 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis Kashin-Beck disease (disabling disease of bones and joints, characterized by stunted growth, bone deterioration, and deformity of joints)
Se.12 Deficiency symptoms for Selenium-rheumatoid-arthritis severe deficiency along with malnutrition can cause muscle breakdown characterized by pain or weakness in the muscles

Rheumatoid Arthritis Nutrition | Foods for Arthritis :
Selenium rich foods that help arthritis include · Brazil nuts (one of the most concentrated selenium food sources) · mushrooms (button, shiitake, reishi) · fish (cod, flounder, halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon, smelts, red snapper, swordfish, tuna) · seafood (lobster, oyster, scallops, shellfish, shrimp).

Caution: The above is provided for information only. Any diagnosis should be confirmed by a medical professional.  Do not self-diagnose.

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