Skip to comments.Alcohol and arthritis link examined
Posted on 08/10/2010 2:14:40 PM PDT by Nachum
Drinking alcohol can reduce the severity of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Daily Mail. The newspaper said that non-drinkers are four times more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who drink alcohol on more than ten days a month.
The research behind this news used a questionnaire to ask people with rheumatoid arthritis and a group of healthy volunteers about how often they drank alcoholic drinks. The results showed that frequency of alcohol consumption was associated with both the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and the severity of the disease.
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drunks feel less pain, we know this. That is why they can go outside in a blizzard and freeze to death feeling fine.
But it can effect your balance.
Drinking alcohol can reduce the severity of about anything. Think of the Duke of Omnium...
Tee many martunis ish fine wish me.
>>Drinking alcohol can reduce the severity of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis<<
It also reduces the stress of an irritating boss, cranky children & a closet libbie husband.
Like this is news?
“But it can effect your balance.”
And Wobbly Bob should know, right? I am six four or thereabouts and I USED to be very skinny. One night back in the sixties someone told me I looked,”Like a fishing pole waving in the wind.”
I wonder what alcohol would do for osteoarthritis? I have it in my hip. I don’t drink but I’ve thought about starting if it will dull the pain.
don’t ask me how I know.
at least my knees don’t hurt:)
What kind of research was this?
This was a case control study comparing a group of people with rheumatoid arthritis with a control group of healthy people. It looked at whether the frequency of alcohol consumption had any effect on the likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis or the severity of the disease. The researchers also looked at the association between drinking alcohol and the severity of disease in a separate cross-sectional analysis.
The researchers were interested in this potential relationship as they say that there is evidence from a Scandinavian case control study that suggests that there was a dose-dependent effect of alcohol on the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (meaning that the more alcohol a person drank, the lower their risk of arthritis). They wanted to follow up this potential association using a UK cohort. They additionally wanted to look at whether alcohol affects disease severity, as they say there have been no investigations into this.
55 and all the joints and plumbing still work OK. ((knock on wood))
They feel better 10 or more days out of the month.
“I wonder what alcohol would do for osteoarthritis?”
Similarly, I wonder what it would do for AS (ankylosing spondylitis).
Real Butter, whole milk, bacon, real thick steaks, BEER, BBQ ribs, BEER ...
Drinking alcohol can reduce the severity of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis,
They’re wrong. It doesn’t work for me. :)
I went to the Dr. for chest pains and once I had that issue cleared up, I intended to tell him about my constant dull, tender pain in my arms, legs, feet, hands and shoulders which I figured would be diagnosed as fibromyalgia.
Since I had had a catherization some years back and was found to be okay, he did blood work which included a CRP. After getting results which were not good, he suggested exercise, diet, and increase my alcohol intake which had been next to nothing. The first two, exercise and diet I expected. Increase alcohol - that blew me away and was more difficult than I expected. Everything except beer gave me a headache.
I have moderated my diet - cut out tomatoes, gluten & dairy. In addition, I have been having a beer a day.
I am pain free except in my fingers after spending hours on the computer keyboard.
It's funny you mentioned beer being prescribed by a doctor. My mom was told to drink a beer daily when she was a child because she was scrawny, anemic and had recovered from rheumatic fever. Of course, that was back in the 40’s before there were laws against everything. It helped her a lot.
Since there are over 100 types of arthritis, that's not a sufficiently specific diagnosis. Sounds like you need a rheumatologist.
I think so too. As soon as I can take a day off from work I’ll make an appointment because it’s getting very hard to walk.
Unfortunately drinking alcohol increases the changes of getting another extremely painful form of arthritis... Gout!
I hope you find a good doc.
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