Arthritis is a complex health condition that can have many adverse implications in older adults. For some elderly adults, there are complications that arise that often result in the inability to use traditional medications for arthritis – leading to few options for treatment. If you are caring for a loved one who has complicated arthritis, it is important to become familiar with the natural treatment options including the use of apple cider vinegar for arthritis pain and complications.
Apple cider vinegar has been associated with a variety of ailments, including the treatment of heartburn, obesity and even complications with dementia and heart disease. For older adults who suffer from complications with arthritis, the use of apple cider vinegar should be considered but only with caution and after a doctor has given clearance to do so.
An abundance of calcium is the underlying complication that is believed to attribute to the development of arthritis and the complications with alleviating pain. By reducing calcium in the body, usually through the stomach and intestines, many older adults find they can resolve arthritis pain naturally. While this remedy does not eradicate arthritis altogether, it will resolve pain in most cases.
To use apple cider vinegar for arthritis pain, doctors will typically recommend daily consumption of apple cider mixed with equal parts honey and then dissolved in warm water. Initially, this routine should be followed one time per day to see how your loved one responds to treatment. If there are no adverse reactions to this type of treatment, then you can consider boosting the therapy to as much as four times per day but only in a slow process that will alleviate arthritis pain. Once pain seems to be controlled, additional daily doses of apple cider vinegar is not needed.
Even in older adults who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis swelling, the use of apple cider vinegar seems to have a therapeutic benefit. It is important, therefore, that this option be considered but, again, only after the primary care doctor has given you permission to do so. And, in no case, should apple cider vinegar be provided in concentrated form without being dissolved in water.
Sources: Amazing Apple Cider Vinegar, by Earl Mindell