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Does turmeric cure arthritis?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 in General Health
Question: is turmeric curcumin good for arthritus. What are the side affects
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, reports do suggest it works for arthritis!

Detailed Answer:

Hi and thanks for this query.

Reports suggest it works. While it is not approved by the food and drug administration, it seems safe as it is more of a herbal product than a medication. I suggest that you give it a try and evaluate your response. If they are good, continue and if not, I recommend you stop.

Some side effects include nausea and diarrhea, especially in high doses or after long-term use. As a topical treatment, it can cause skin irritation as well.

I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well.

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Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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