Research Show That Arthritis Pain Often Comes with Fatigue


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/12/2015 -- Pain has almost been a normal part of life for individuals who suffer from arthritis. There are those who are able to manage their pain by taking medications and other treatments. However, there are other symptoms of arthritis besides pain, such as fatigue.

Research shows that arthritis pain often comes with fatigue. These two symptoms are almost always closely related. Dealing with pain every day often leads to fatigue, and what makes it even worse is that fatigue can actually aggravate pain and make it difficult to manage.

"There are several reasons why fatigue comes along with pain and one is the disease process. Arthritis releases proteins in the blood known as inflammatory cytokines, which are also released when a person suffers from the flu or a cold. Regardless of what causes the release, it will still result in fatigue," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

According to David Pisetsky, M.D., PhD, director of the Duke University Arthritis Center and chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke University Medical Center, there are other possible causes of fatigue aside from inflammation. These causes are: medication side effects, anemia, lack of sleep, depression and other medical conditions.

Medications such as NSAIDS, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sleep aids, antidepressants and corticosteroids can cause fatigue. Arthritis patients who suffer from fatigue may also have anemia, a condition that is characterized by a lack of red blood cells. Anemia often results from a peptic ulcer, which is normally induced by medications such as NSAIDs.

The University of North Carolina conducted a study that found lost sleep was often the major cause of why arthritis patients sought medical care. Having a lack of sleep can lead to daytime fatigue.

Depression is also believed to be one of the reasons why many arthritis patients experience fatigue. Arthritis hinders patients from doing their daily activities or being physically active, and this leads to depression, which also causes fatigue. The biggest cause of fatigue is the presence of other medical conditions such as heart and lung disease and autoimmune diseases.

The Arthritis Foundation has provided some tips on how to fight fatigue. According to Dr. Pisetsky, a graded exercise can significantly help patients improve their condition and energy levels. Patients should also practice healthy eating habits and healthy lifestyles, as well as seek assistance from friends and family members. All of these measures can significantly help them reduce the fatigue they experience.

Natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements are also believed to be helpful among arthritis sufferers. Since this remedy can potentially reduce pain, it may also help prevent or fight fatigue (

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Benjamin Lasance