One of the possible causes of arthritis is immunological imbalance. Natural anti-inflammatory mechanisms can function abnormally – this is called an autoimmune disease. In the case of autoimmune stiffness of the joints, the body’s immune system begins to attack its own tissue, in particular the synovial membrane, which surrounds the elements forming the joints in our body.
The correctness of the systemic immune response depends on the quality of the gastrointestinal microflora. Caring for the correct bacterial flora of the intestine can help to cure or prevent joint pain and stiffness.
Weakening of the synovium causes mechanical damage to the surrounding cartilage tissue, connective tissue, bones and ligaments. The same mechanism applies to the knee joints and hips, elbows, arms and hands. The effect of damage is pain, stiffness and limited mobility – problems with everyday activities. If in such a state of health we go to the doctor’s office, we will hear that inflammation has occurred in the knee (hip, elbow, etc.).
During inflammatory reactions, specific chemical substances that can be detected during the test (markers) appear in the blood. For each type of disturbances in the functioning of the body, characteristic markers can be determined. For autoimmune inflammation of joint stiffness and painful joints, there are also specific biochemical markers that appear in the blood during strong autoimmune reactions. The level of these markers can be measured in a blood test.
Based on the study of the level of markers of the autoimmune reaction, it was found that the food or dietary supplement taken for some time can lower the level of inflammation. Systematic treatment leads to regression of inflammation and reduction of joint pain and stiffness.
The relationship between the condition of the intestinal microflora and the autoimmune reaction of the body.
Inflammations that arise as a result of autoimmune reactions can lead to a significant reduction in physical activity and a decrease in the quality of life. Therefore, it is worth considering the use of probiotics, which aim to normalize the intestinal microflora in order to maintain the proper function of the digestive tract and the immune system. According to the opinion of many people, in this way you can reduce the incorrect inflammatory response and alleviate the symptoms of joint pain.
For many years, probiotics have been considered to support the way of dealing with the consequences of various inflammatory states. Most attention is paid to the Bacillus Coagulans (DIGESTIVE+++) bacterial strain, which have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects in both animals and humans. It was also discovered that the prebiotic fiber that can be found in artichokes (inulin) – positively affects the immune system. Prebiotics, such as inulin, reach the colon and are used as fuel by beneficial microorganisms – increasing their colonization and supporting good colon health and proper functioning of the immune system.