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Arthritis

Treatment

Discover how to treat arthritis symptoms and ease joint damage with medications including glucosamine and cox 2 inhibitors, and learn more about common arthritis treatment myths.

Can arthritis damage to joints be reversed?

Medical science has always regarded arthritis as something you were stuck with once you had it, but developments in the use of stem cells may be able to reverse the damage.

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a natural compound, found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine sulfate is a normal constituent of glycoaminoglycans in cartilage matrix and synovial fluid.

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Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London. Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital. He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach. Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.

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