According to experts, it seems that there is an unexpected link between arthritis and colon bacteria. Check out the latest reports below.
Arthritis and colon bacteria are reportedly linked
A recent study conducted on 1,388 women suffering from hand arthritis, with an average age of 61, revealed that they had higher levels of the bacteria Bilophila and Desulfovibrio in their colons.
These bacteria tend to invade colon cells. On the other hand, there was a lower level of the genus Roseburia, which does not invade colon cells.
Adopting an anti-inflammatory lifestyle has been observed to help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon, which can have a positive impact on treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Therefore, if you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis or any other form of arthritis, it is essential to incorporate anti-inflammatory lifestyle habits as a crucial part of your treatment program.
For several years, it has been suggested that exercise can be beneficial in treating rheumatoid arthritis. A recent summary of studies confirms that vigorous exercise is indeed helpful.
It is also worth noting the fact that an anti-inflammatory diet that is high in plant-based foods and low in meat and sugar as well as maintaining a healthy weight can also help to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where your immune system attacks and damages your joints. It is unknown why some people develop this condition, while others do not.
However, we do know that joint damage is caused by cytokines, which are cells and chemicals that your body uses to fight against germs when they try to invade your body.
When your immune system stays active all the time, it results in inflammation. Anything that activates your immune system is called pro-inflammatory, while anything that reduces the activity of your immune system is called anti-inflammatory.
This information is derived from the study of rheumatology, a branch of medicine that deals with rheumatic conditions.
Did you know that your colon is home to over 100 trillion bacteria, belonging to around 1,000 different species? Studies have shown that the food you eat plays a crucial role in determining which types of bacteria live in your colon.
Certain types of bacteria can trigger your immune system, causing inflammation that can increase your risk of developing health issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart attacks, dementia, and certain types of cancer.