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Reiter's Syndrome
 
Reiter's syndrome is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis wherein the following three conditions are combined
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Inflammation of the genital, urinary or gastrointestinal systems
Reiter's syndrome is also called "reactive arthritis." It is felt that it involves the immune system reacting to the presence of bacterial infections in the genital, urinary, or gastrointestinal systems. Reiter's syndrome most frequently occurs in patients in their thirties or forties, but can occur at any age. The form of Reiter's syndrome appearing after genital infection occurs more frequently in males. The form that develops after bowel infection occurs in equal frequency in males and females. Reiter's syndrome is considered a systemic rheumatic disease. This means it can affect other organs than the joints, such as the eyes, mouth, skin, kidneys, heart, and lungs.
 
Reiter's syndrome shares many features with several other arthritic conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and arthritis associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Each of these arthritic conditions can cause similar disease and inflammation in the spine, other joints, eyes, skin, mouth, and various organs. In view of their similarities and tendency to inflame the spine, these conditions are collectively referred to as "spondyloarthropathies."
 
Reiter's syndrome is felt in part to be genetic. There are certain genetic markers that are far more frequent in patients with Reiter's syndrome than in the normal population. For example, the HLA-B27 gene is commonly seen.  Even in patients who have the genetic background that predisposes them to developing Reiter's syndrome, exposure to certain infections seem to be required to trigger the onset of the disease. The most common bacteria that has been associated with this form of Reiter's syndrome is an organism called Chlamydia. Reiter's syndrome also occurs after infectious dysentery, with bacterial organisms in the bowel, such as Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, and Campylobacter. Typically, the arthritis develops one to three weeks after the onset of the bacterial infection. The symptoms of Reiter's syndrome can be divided into those which affect the joints and those which affect the non-joint areas. Typically the joints that become inflamed in Reiter's syndrome are the knees, ankles, feet, and wrists. The particular joints involved are usually asymmetric - one side of the body or the other is affected, rather than both sides simultaneously. The inflammation leads to stiffness, pain, swelling, warmth, and redness of the joints involved. Patients may develop inflammation of entire fingers or toes, which can give the appearance of a "sausage digit." This is also seen in patients with another type of arthritis associated with psoriasis, called psoriatic arthritis. The arthritis of Reiter's syndrome can be associated with inflammation of the spine, leading to stiffness and pain in the back or neck (characteristic of all of the spondyloarthropathies).
 
Cartilage can become inflamed, especially around the breastbone where the ribs meet in the front of the chest, this condition is called costochondritis. Muscles attach to the bones by tendons. In Reiter's syndrome, the tendon insertion points can become inflamed (tendonitis), tender, and painful when exercised. Non-joint areas that become inflamed and cause symptoms in Reiter's syndrome include the eyes, genitals, urinary tract (urethra, bladder and prostate gland), mouth lining, large bowel, and the aorta. Inflammation of the whites of the eye (conjunctivitis) and the iris of the eye (iritis) is frequently seen early in Reiter's syndrome and may be intermittent. When the whites of the eye are inflamed causing conjunctivitis, there may be no pain. When the colored part of the eye (iris) is inflamed, causing iritis, it can be very painful and especially worse when looking into bright lights. Urinary tract inflammation commonly involves the urethra, the tube that drains urine from the bladder. This inflammation (urethritis) can be associated with burning on urination and/or pus drainage from the end of the penis. The skin around the penis can become inflamed and scale.
 
The bladder and prostate gland can become inflamed, leading to an urge to urinate. The mouth can develop open sores (ulcerations) on the hard and soft palate, and even on the tongue. These may go unnoticed by the patient, as they are often painless. Inflammation of the large bowel (colitis) can cause diarrhea, or pus or blood in the stool. Inflammation of the aorta (aortitis) can be seen in a small percentage of patients who have Reiter's syndrome. It can lead to failure of the aortic valve of the heart, which can cause heart failure. The electrical conducting pathway of the heart can also become scarred in Reiter's syndrome, leading to irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).
 
We recommend that you read and follow the protocol outlined in the article Factors Involved In Auto-Immune Disorders And Effective, Natural Treatment Protocols.  The remedies suggested are nutritionally balanced solutions that tend to raise overall health. They contain enzymes and many other naturally occurring phyto-nutrients shown to help reverse and prevent disease generally by optimizing the immune and hormonal systems.
 
We particularly recommend the addition of Plant Sterols and Sterolins to the diet.
 
By combining the following natural remedies we can cover all three aspects of the disease
 
Arthritic aspect
Boron - a treatment for arthritis and helps with auto-immune reactions and possible parasites (one capsule per day)
 
Infective aspect
 
Colloidal Silver (build up to at least half a glass twice daily) and Zell–Oxygen for the immune system.  This combination of which has been found to help overcome all types of infection.  Olive Leaf Capsules can also be used to fight infection, but we recommend the Colloidal Silver  as it calms the overactive or auto-immune reactions that are contributing to the disease.
 
Inflammatory aspect
 
Serrapepatse - a protein digesting enzyme found to be very effective in alleviating inflammation. (One capsule twice daily).
 
Hemp Oil - This contains the most balanced mixture of omega 3,6 and 9 of any single oil we know of. Supplying essential fatty acids has been found to help relieve inflammation throughout the body and specifically with arthritis and bowel inflammation. Hemp oil is used as a general health supplement for it’s multiple essential roles including cell membrane health.
 
Barley Grass Juice Powder, as well as having anti-inflammatory properties tones the health of the whole body via it’s nutritive and cleansing properties, whilst being non-stimulating in auto-immune disorders, of which Reiter's syndrome, may be considered one.
 
Please also refer to the article Adapting to the Regenerative Process
 

Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness

We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here

The Autoimmune Protocol

Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.

Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Reiter's Syndrome, but we further suggest that you view the autoimune protocol article and supplement pages by clicking here

To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with the autoimmune protocol remedies for the best results.

It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the autoimmune protocol are listed here also.

If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us


 

Supplements for Reiter's Syndrome

The supplements recommended for the treatment of Reiter's Syndrome are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.


Adrenal MAX Support PLUS
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Black Seed Oil
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Colloidal Silver
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Deep Cell Detox
$34.38  /  120 V/Caps
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Immuno-Calm
$31.02  /  120 V/Caps
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Mag Sea Pure
$30.12  /  250ml
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Natur-Leaf
$32.45  /  60 V/Caps
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Olive Leaf Extract
$32.49  /  100 V/Caps
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Seagreens (Ascophyllum Nodosum)
$32.49  /  500mg 120 Capsules
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Serrapeptase
$27.13  /  30 V/Caps
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Vitalyza 3 - Elemental Silicon
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Zell Immunocomplex
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Zell Oxygen
$28.31  /  250ml
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