While no drug has been found to cure arthritis, most only reduce pain and inflammation and some slow down the progression of the disease. The arsenal of drugs for arthritis includes Analgesic, or painkillers, as well as corticosteroid therapy. Non steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Immuno-suppressants, biologic response modifiers and drugs genetically engineered to interfere with the immune response. However relief may come at a high price, as all of these types of drugs can cause serious side effects.
Adverse effects of painkillers
Despite increasing evidence of the serious side effects associated with indiscriminate use of over-the-counter analgesics called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), adults continue to use medications incorrectly, putting them selves at the risk of life threatening side effects NSAIDs are effective drugs for amelioration of pain, but there is misunderstanding that these drugs are safe. They are safe, yes, but if taken in increased dosages or when combined with other medications that one is already taken, they can be dangerous. So, awareness is very critical.
Thereís hope. The New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel (GLM), a shellfish found off the coast of New Zealand contains the therapeutic agents needed to treat arthritic conditions.
Since its discovery in 1947, Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLME) has been subjected to more than thirty years of quality scientific research and proven in laboratory and clinical trials to be effective in treating both rheumatoid and osteo arthritis.
GLME Contains anti-inflammatory agentís immune modulators and many essential building bocks proteins, minerals glycosaminoglycans and marine long chain fatty acids all naturally occurring substantial therapeutic agents known to maintain joint mobility and well-being and needed to rebuild collagen, proteoglycans and synovial fluid found in the joints, ligaments and tendons.
This revolutionary therapy has already benefited millions of users around the world and GLME manufactured by Healtheries of New Zealand is now also available in India. The cost for this therapy of 1000 mg is Rs 50 per day for the first three months, which can be later reduced to 500mg, at Rs 25 per day.