(Health-NewsWire.Net, March 25, 2015 ) Orlando, Florida -- There are many varieties of medications taken by arthritis sufferers, with a majority being used to reduce the pain and swelling associated with the condition. However, the FDA has issued warnings against the continued use of some of these drugs, as they are known to cause side effects that could make consumers suffer even more.
Nausea is one of the most common side effects observed by those with arthritis. For this reason, health experts have provided ways for consumers to deal with nausea after taking arthritis medication. According to the Arthritis Foundation, commonly used drugs, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), can often cause nausea.
"Some rheumatologists believe that taking certain measures while on medication can significantly help reduce side effect risk. This includes discussing the side effect with your doctor," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
The Arthritis Foundation has stated that patients should discuss the frequency and severity of nausea with their healthcare provider. This can help as doctors have the knowledge and skills to change the dosages and timing of the medications, which can potentially help reduce the risk for nausea. Doctors may also prescribe nausea medication to eliminate the side effect.
According to experts, individuals need to remember that overeating can increase their risk for nausea. It can help to select easy-to-digest food and to stop eating before one feels full to minimize the risk of nausea. Some also recommend taking the three large meals typically consumed each day, and dividing them into five smaller meals.
"Experts also suggest that sufferers should refrain from drinking too much water or other beverages while eating their meal, as this can trigger nausea. They should also avoid doing vigorous activities after meals," added Michelle O'Sullivan.
Pain relief drugs often cause a wide variety of side effects in addition to nausea. This is why many arthritis patients are reducing their use of pharmaceutical drugs and resorting to other alternatives. One of the most popular natural alternatives is curcumin. This is the active ingredient of a medicinal spice known as turmeric and is believed to be very beneficial among arthritis patients.
According to experts, the best curcumin supplements are those that contain a black pepper extract known as BioPerine. This extract is believed to significantly increase the absorption of curcumin and other nutrients in the body (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/).
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