Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Finding the Right Diet for People Suffering From Cervical Spondylosis

When people face old age, they also face a lot of medical complications that comes along with it. Age-related disorders are very much common, including Cervical Spondylosis where 85% of people at the age of seventy (70) are most likely to experience this condition.

Cervical Spondylosis, also known as arthritis of the neck or cervical osteoarthritis, is defined as a degenerative condition that are mostly more evident in men than in women. This condition attacks the discs in the spinal column as a defense against the natural wear and tear of the body. Most patients suffering from this condition does not know its existence unless otherwise visualized through x-ray. Neck pain and stiffness are the most common signs of this condition.

People suffering from Cervical Spondylosis are usually advised by the doctors to follow a strict diet in order to prevent, or rather, to lessen the intensity of pain felt in the neck area. There are certain food preparations and condiments to avoid to lessen the pain associated with the condition. Certain fruits and vegetables can also be a helpful addition for a patient suffering from the degenerative disease.

What are the foods to avoid and to eat if you have Cervical Spondylosis?

Sour food, especially curd is strictly prohibited with patients suffering from Cervical Spondylosis. The method of frying foods along with eating salty, hot and spicy foods is also contraindicated with the condition. Coffee and Tea should also be included in your "To Avoid List".

Foods that cause acid build up in the body such as white potatoes, citrus fruits and red meat should be out listed. Acid build up leads to joint inflammation, therefore, you should not eat these.

You need to consume wheat as alternative rice. Remember to include soup and vegetable juices in your diet. Food rich in Vitamins A and C can help your body fight against free radicals which are causing the inflammation and the swelling in your neck.

Other food selections that can help combat inflammation are turmeric, apples, garlic and ginger. Fish, oil seeds and nuts are rich in Vitamin E and Omega 3 and are good sources for effective relief from joint inflammation.

Your normal meal plan includes four meals a day. Always include in each of your meal plans an adequate amount of proteins, phosphorous and calcium. Each meal must have milk, sprouts, whole-wheat bread and a selection of steamed and raw vegetables.

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