rheumatoid arthritis, a dysfunctional immune response causes the
joints of the body to become inflamed, leading to severe stiffness
and acute and/or chronic pain. An excess of synovial fluid around
the joints also contributes to swelling and lack of mobility. All
joints are affected by the disease, especially the wrist and hand
joints. As the disease progresses, chronic inflammation ultimately
destroys cartilage, tendon and ligaments in the elbows, shoulders,
knees and ankles.
arthritis often strikes women and men in the prime of their lives.
Symptoms can increase in severity over time, or they may remain
relatively constant over the years. Although there is no known cure
for this disease, scientists are increasingly discovering the importance
of various functional mechanisms in the body that can greatly influence
the development and progression of the disease.
following Genova Diagnostics tests can expose these imbalances and
monitor the effectiveness of treatment, helping patients alleviate
some of the debilitating conditions associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis and Oxidative Stress: The
oxidative damage caused by free radicals is a pivotal mechanism
implicated in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis and Sex Hormones: Sex hormones strongly influence
the integrity of bone and muscle tissue, and shape many of the general
clinical effects of RA.
Arthritis and Fatty Acids: Fatty acid levels can have
a dramatic impact on the inflammatory responses associated with
Arthritis and Digestive Function: Restoring balance to
the intestinal micro flora has been shown to alleviate many of the
symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis and Amino Acids: RA therapy often focuses on
two important amino acids.
Arthritis and Element Imbalance: Many
patients with rheumatoid arthritis lack essential mineral nutrients.
Arthritis and Parasitic Infection: An
unsuspected parasite infection can trigger symptoms of various types
of joint diseases, including RA.
Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition,
is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical
researcher. She has been in practice
for well over 25 years. It is through
her clinical practice that she has
gained insights into chronic health
you are suffering from unexplained
symptoms that come and go you owe it
to yourself to find out why. Find out
today call for a Nutritional Consultation
with Dr. Rispoli.
happiness is a reflection of your
health call today For an appointment,
contact her office at (800) 956-7083
or (818) 707-3125.
We also offer Functional Laboratory
tests that can be done through the
mail in the privacy of your home
to help determine why you are having
these symptoms. For more information
on these click on lab tests.