Arthritis eased due to weight loss diet
AMUM who was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of 27 is now in remission after undertaking a fundraising weight-loss diet.
Bex Walker, 35, from Hurdsfield, has lost more than three stone to now weigh 10st 9lb and has collected £324 in sponsorship.
She began her Keto diet in July cutting out carbohydrates and sugar.
The latter can have a high inflammatory effect on the body and Bex, who is married with a six-yearold daughter, says not consuming it is the reason her arthritis went into remission in August.
She said: “In my opinion it was down to the diet because I have had treatment for arthritis.
“I feel 100 per cent better, sometimes I would be hardly able to move.
“Now I have the odd ache and pain but nothing compared to what it used to be.”
Bex was diagnosed with arthritis after waking one morning with a pain in her shoulder that spread to her elbow and then throughout her body.
She received rutiximab treatment but says this had little success.
Meanwhile her condition meant basic tasks would be a struggle and affected her ability to work at her Quirkydo hair salon, in Broken Cross, and even be a mum.
Initially her weight loss began as just a means to become healthier but she set a target of shedding three stone in July - and achieved it by late November.
Bex also raised money for charity Versus Arthritis, whose work includes raising awareness that the condition does not just limit itself to elderly people.
She said: “It is not that unusual, people assume that it will be old people but it is young people too and even children.
“I would definitely advise people to look into the kind of things they are eating and research foods that are inflammatory.
“I am so pleased with its results I am happy to share my recipes on Instagram or Facebook.”
Bex has thanked all the people who sponsored and supported her and handed the money over to Versus Arthritis this week.
Bex Walker, before and after her weight loss