Peppers are an anti-inflammatory superfood—but go red to reap the most benefits. Out of the three colors of bell pepper, red have the highest amount of inflammatory-biomarker-reducing vitamin C along with the bioflavonoids beta-carotene, quercetin, and luteolin, according to research in the Journal of Food Science . Luteolin has been found to neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, fat-soluble compounds that are associated with a reduction in a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk and severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. And allergy research has shown that quercetin acts as a mast-cell stabilizer, which decreases the number of cells reacting to an allergen. Mast cells are responsible for releasing histamine during inflammatory and allergic reactions.
Si bien son muy efectivos para aliviar el dolor y reducir la inflamación, los AINE no son la mejor opción para todos. La elección de un AINE u otro medicamento dependerá de muchos factores. Si los AINE no son adecuados para usted, existen muchas otras opciones de medicamentos que su reumatólogo podría sugerirle. Además de los medicamentos, existen otros tratamientos que pueden ayudar a reducir el dolor. Estos son inyecciones de corticoesteroides (vacunas) en el lugar afectado, fisioterapia, uso de calor o frío, terapias de masaje y relajación y acupuntura.
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