Items Tagged ‘inflammation’

Can turmeric reduce inflammation?

October 18, 2018

Can turmeric reduce inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well as an anti-inflammatory agent, with less risk than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? The turmeric powder found in spice racks – and the component of it found in supplements – comes from the underground stem of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid deposits, Ask the Doctors, curcumin, Dr. Robert Ashley, inflammation, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, turmeric


Ask the Doctors - Does the plant extract paractin help the immune system?

September 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does the plant extract paractin help the immune system?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve heard that a product called paractin, a plant extract, promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Is this true? How does that work? Paractin is an extract from the herb Andrographis paniculata. It has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years in China, India, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries for […]

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Tags: Andrographis paniculata, andrographolide, anti-inflammatory, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, herb, inflammation, mesalamine, paractin


Ask the Doctors - What is inclusion body myositis?

September 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What is inclusion body myositis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: My brother, who is 65, was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis about five years ago and the muscles in his arms, legs and hands are deteriorating rapidly. He’s someone who loves life and this is very hard to watch. His physician says there’s no cure. What can you tell me about the disease? […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, corticosteroids, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, immune system, inclusion body myositis, inflammation


Ask the Doctors - How exactly does 'inflammation' work?

September 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How exactly does ‘inflammation’ work?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: It seems as though we’re hearing more and more about inflammation and how it causes disease. What is inflammation and how does it work? And is it really possible that what you eat makes a difference? You’ve asked several pretty big questions so we’re going to answer them in two parts. In this […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, celiac disease, Crohn's Disease, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, food, immune system, inflammation, nutrition, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

July 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved and flavored – since ancient times, largely through salting or smoking. Potassium nitrate and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, food, inflammation, nitrates, nitrites, nutrition


How does food influence chronic inflammation?

October 1, 2017

How does food influence chronic inflammation?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Eating the right foods can help you avoid chronic inflammation, a process in the body that can lead to health problems such as heart disease, arthritis, asthma and some forms of cancer. What is inflammation? “Inflammation is a part of our immune response,” says Zhaoping Li, MD, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, chronic inflammation, clinical nutrition, healthy eating, inflammation, MD, nutrition, overconsumption, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Zhaoping Li


Getting in to eye center when needed

August 10, 2017

Getting in to eye center when needed

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Once I hit 30, I started getting eye infections in my left eye,” says 35-year-old Ryan Miyamoto, who turned to the Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena. “I have iritis, which is an inflammation of your eye. I use certain drops that calm the eye, and it goes away. But it can also just flare […]

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Tags: Doheny Eye Center UCLA Pasadena, eye, featured, inflammation, iritis, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, US News


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs


Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

May 30, 2016

Some gut microbes are your friends, maybe even cancer-fighting friends

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Sure, you can hate someone’s guts, but maybe you should go easy on what’s in those guts –microbes that could slow, or even help prevent, the progress of some types of cancer. In a study recently published in PLoS One,  researchers isolated a bacterium called Lactobacillus johnsonii 456, which is the most abundant of the beneficial bacteria, […]

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Tags: arthritis, asthma, bacteria, bacterium, beneficial microbes, cancer, cancer risk, celiac disease, environmental health sciences, heart disease, inflammable bowel disease, inflammation