A daily intake of baking soda could help to reduce the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a study that was first found. Researchers at the University of Augusta have found in the study published in the Journal of Immunology that someone who has an autoimmune disease could benefit from the consumption of soda or sodium bicarbonate.
According to the study says baking soda or sodium bicarbonate of the spleen: This is part of the immune system – to facilitate the immune response by acting therapeutically in inflammatory diseases.
"Certainly, drinking bicarbonate has effects on the spleen and we believe that it passes through the mesothelial cells," says co-author Paul O. Connor of Augusta University in Georgia said:
The study showed That when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate, it becomes a trigger for the stomach to digest more acid to digest the next meal. A shift in the population of immune cells called macrophages, in the spleen, as well as in the blood and kidneys, takes place from those who promote inflammation, called M1
A shift has also been observed in other types of immune cells, as in more regulatory T cells, which generally disturbs the immune system immune response and helps keep the immune system from attacking its own tissue. According to the study, the shift was sustained for at least four hours in humans and three days in rats.
"It may be a really safe way to treat inflammatory diseases," said O'Neo Connor.
Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include tender, warm, swollen joints; Joint stiffness, fatigue, fever and weight loss. It can affect many non-common structures, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, kidneys, bone marrow, nerve tissue, blood vessels, and salivary glands.
The chronic inflammatory disease is caused when the immune system attacks the synovium – the lining of the membranes surrounding the joints. Smoking, obesity, family history and age are all factors of rheumatoid arthritis.
About 1.5 million people in the United States have RA. Almost three times as many women have the disease as men.
"When inflammation becomes uncontrolled, it can be cartilage, the elastic tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint, as well as the bones themselves. Over time, there is cartilage loss and the joint space between the bones can become smaller loosen, unstable, painful, and lose their mobility Joint deformity can also occur Joint damage can not be reversed, and because it can occur early, doctors recommend early diagnosis and aggressive treatment to control RA, "the Arthritis Foundation explains on its website.