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Can Osteoarthritis Be Prevented?

While surfing on the internet, I read an article which says that:

A number of factors make osteoarthritis more likely:
• increasing age,
• obesity (which puts added strain on some joints),
• joint injury or over-use (professional sportspeople are particularly prone),
• family history of osteoarthritis.

Some people who have rheumatoid arthritis also develop so-called secondary osteoarthritis in the joints where their rheumatoid arthritis was active.

My granny has it Osteoarthritis and I fear that I have it later on also. Can I take medication to prevent to prevent me from having it? My granny take Daclin and I would like to know if I can take it too so as to avoid getting it later on?
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replied August 18th, 2007
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Prevention ... not that I know of. But you might try glucosamine sulfate supplements should you ever be diagnosed with arthritis...some swear by it and it helps them feel almost no pain. Glucosamine sulfate is all natural...I've just bought 5 packs of it (I'm 31 with arthritic knees) so I'll let you know how it goes.

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replied August 19th, 2007
Hi again and thanks for your concern,

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Glucosamine sulfate is all natural...I've just bought 5 packs of it (I'm 31 with arthritic knees) so I'll let you know how it goes.


yes sure, that would be great !!!!
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replied August 20th, 2007
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Jeena- just in case I forget, can you PM me in a month to remind me to post about the results here?

Thanks, Yoga
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