Knee os­teoarthri­tis

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OS­TEOARTHRI­TIS is the most com­mon form of arthri­tis that af­fects most weight-bear­ing joints.

When your body’s nat­u­ral cush­ion­ing called car­ti­lage wears away, it causes the bones be­tween joints to rub against each other, caus­ing pain, swelling and stiff­ness, af­fect­ing your abil­ity to move.

Com­mon fea­tures of OA knee

> Joint stiff­ness or gelling (<30mins) usu­ally after in­ac­tiv­ity or wak­ing up in the morn­ing

> Painful or aching knee joint, usu­ally dur­ing or after ac­tiv­ity; pain may get worse after certain ac­tiv­ity, like walk­ing up or down the stairs; pain usu­ally re­duced after rest; pain may vary for no ap­par­ent rea­son, you may have the so-called “good days and bad days”; and knee pain that wakes you up at night can hap­pen in se­vere os­teoarthri­tis.

> Crepi­tus on move­ment, where there may be some joint sound dur­ing move­ment

> In­flam­ma­tion; the joint may be swollen and red; or restricted in move­ment

> Sense of in­se­cu­rity and in­sta­bil­ity of the joint – some­times your knee joint may give way be­cause of weak thigh mus­cles or dam­aged lig­a­ments.

What is Viar­tril-S?

Viar­tril-S is the Crys­talline Glu­cosamine Sul­fate. It is the orig­i­nal Glu­cosamine Sul­fate that has been fully tested in clin­i­cal tri­als for safety and ef­fi­cacy.

Clin­i­cal stud­ies and the world­wide clin­i­cal have shown that Viar­tril-S re­lieves the symp­toms (pain and func­tion lim­i­ta­tion) of os­teoarthri­tis

It has also demon­strated that Viar­tril-S is a com­pound that, when given for long-term treat­ment courses, can de­crease the pro­gres­sion of os­teoarthri­tis

> Viar­tril-S max­i­mum ab­sorp­tion up to 90%

Viar­tril-S is the only glu­cosamine prepa­ra­tion packed with beta nee­dle crys­tals. Viar­tril-S works via an­abolic ef­fect; Viar­tril-S stim­u­lates the syn­the­sis of pro­teo­gly­cans, the build­ing blocks of the car­ti­lage ma­trix

It also works through an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory and anti-catabolic ef­fects; Viar­tril-S de­presses car­ti­lage degra­da­tion ac­tiv­i­ties by in­hibit­ing the ac­tion of catabolic en­zymes

How long does it take for Viar­tril-S to work?

As Viar­tril-S works at the root of the prob­lem, it will take about two to four weeks to ob­serve the im­prove­ment in pain and func­tion

Is Viar­tril-S a safe prod­uct? Dur­ing two long-term three-year stud­ies, the safety of Viar­tril-S was found to be sim­i­lar to placebo (“sugar pill”).

Millions have been treated with Viar­tril-S with very few and mild ad­verse re­ac­tions; may in­clude gas­tric dis­com­fort and pain, con­sti­pa­tion, di­ar­rhoea, me­te­orism and nausea. These events are few and sim­i­lar to the ones ob­served with placebo

This ar­ti­cle is brought to you by Meda Health­care Sdn Bhd. For de­tails, call 03-7957 5975.


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Viar­tril-S is the orig­i­nal glu­cosamine sul­fate that has been fully tested in clin­i­cal tri­als for safety and ef­fi­cacy.

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