About 1.8 million people each year opt hip or knee replacements. But I do not recommend surgery, unless absolutely necessary.
But new research reveals that in the month after they had surgery, these patients – many of whom are osteoarthritis sufferers -. Simply replaced their problems in the knees and hips with a heart attack
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic disease of the joints.
This is why I recommend natural remedies to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis in a much more effective and safer -. And in some cases they may even reverse this debilitating condition
You see, to get a new hip or knee replacement is a major surgery – and comes with a substantial risk that is not heard about conventional medicine
Yes, probably it tells you the recovery is difficult. You can even tell you that the potential complications include kidney failure, septic shock, pneumonia and infections.
But there is a complication that even your doctor may unconscious …
I’m talking about the shocking spike in rates of heart attack for patients with osteoarthritis who receive new knees or hips.
Why people with osteoarthritis at higher risk of having a heart attack?
is one of the reasons why surgery is rarely recommended -. And a new study supports my concern
Researchers from Boston University studied 6,063 patients with osteoarthritis who underwent hip replacements. They compared them with 6,603 patients who did not receive hip surgery.
In the month after surgery Rates of heart attack in the group with new hips 400% shot compared with patients who chose by bypass surgery. 1
The knee surgery was even worse. The researchers studied 13,849 patients with knee osteoarthritis who had knee replacements. And compared with patients who received knee surgery.
In the month after they received a new knee, heart attack rates
fired 800% compared to the group without surgery.
Now, if they survive the first month, your risk of heart attack gradually decreases. But you have to wait three years to see his statement risk to normal.
and heart attacks are not the only risk to these surgeries. The same study found that deadly blood clots called venous thromboembolism (VTE) were more than 63 times higher knee replacements in the first month. For hip surgery risk was 78 times higher .
TEV are blood clots that form in a deep vein usually in the leg, thigh or pelvis. They can break off and make their way to the lungs through the bloodstream. If that happens, death occurs in about one month in 12% of cases.
And unlike the risk of heart attack, TEV rates do not fall after surgery. In the Boston study, the odds of having a VTE were still higher in the group with new knees and hips five years later.
The typical orthopedic surgeon has no idea how to reduce these deadly risks. And they have no idea about the natural ways to prevent and relieve osteoarthritis.
help my patients relieve their pain and keep your joints healthy before surgery becomes necessary.
Here are three things I recommend patients do at home to prevent joint surgery.
1. Follow a diet Primal: A big reason we have an epidemic of osteoarthritis is that our modern diet. Our ancestors ate a diet rich in primary Vitamin K2 . This vitamin forgotten helps bones absorb calcium to maintain strong joints. A Japanese two-year study found that vitamin K2 reduces vertebral fractures by 52% in patients with osteoporosis
compared with patients who did not receive K2. 2
You can get plenty of vitamin K2 by eating egg yolks and organ meats such as liver. Other sources include meat and dairy products like cottage cheese, butter and cured cheeses. However, all these foods should come from grass-fed animals. See, fed soy, corn or other grains animals produce vitamin K2.
also recommend supplements. Look for vitamin K2 menaquinone as-7. It is a more bioactive form. Take 45 to 90 mcg per day. And it is fat soluble, so taken with meals to improve absorption.
2. Relieve Pain With Arnica: Most doctors will tell you to take painkillers for osteoarthritis. But drugs like Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDs (NSAIDs) have dangerous side effects. They are linked to kidney damage, anemia, heart palpitations and gastrointestinal bleeding .
When I have pain from old injuries, I can request a herb known as yellow arnica or damage Lobo. Arnica is an anti-inflammatory that can relieve chronic joint pain. It contains a compound called thymol healing. This stimulates the white blood cells to disperse the fluid trapped in the joints. That’s what causes swelling. After the swelling goes down, your body takes over and
can finish the healing process more efficiently.
One study examined 204 people with osteoarthritis in their hands. It was found that people who used arnica gel experienced just as much relief as the group taking ibuprofen -. But without the side effects 3 In another study, 79 people with arthritis in their knees used arnica gel. less pain and stiffness He felt and had a better range of motion. 4
3. Eating pineapple: Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that stops aches and pains. In fact, studies show bromelain is as effective as some drugs commonly used NSAIDs to reduce pain of osteoarthritis. 5
To help reduce inflammation, you need to eat about a cup of fresh pineapple every day. Higher levels of bromelain are at the core of the pineapple so I do not throw it away. Add a little of your morning smoothie.
for effects of bromelain a little faster and more consistently, you can take a supplement. Look for a capsule that is at or near 2,400 GDU, most normalized power you can get. I recommend you take 400-500 mg a day.
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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