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Arthritis in Ontario

Posted Jul 29th, 2018 in Acupuncture, Tips, Naturopathic Medicine, News

Arthritis in Ontario

How many people in Ontario have arthritis  

A big question, how many people in Ontario have arthritis. As per this research: The Epidemiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Ontario Canada published in the Arthritis Rhemuatol Journal in 2014 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24757131  As of 2010  97,499 Ontarians were diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. That represents a cumulative prevalence rate of almost 0.9%. Generally speaking, this study showed that, over a 15-year period, there was a steady rise in the Rheumatoid Arthritis Incidence and Prevalence over time in Ontario 

Medical Solutions

The use of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen, Chemotherapies such as Methotrexate, Tumour Necrosis Factors such as Etanercept, and other agents such as Hydroxychloroquine,  Rituximab, and Sulfasalazine.

Natural Solutions

Non-Medicinal and Non- Pharmaceutical Supplementation is given in Rheumatoid Arthritis to help joint regeneration reduce inflammation and control symptoms of joint pains, swelling and stiffness. Other Modalities such as Constitutional Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture, and the High dose on intravenous vitamin C are very promising tools in the rheumatoid arthritis care.

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