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How does copper treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
It doesn't: Copper is not a recognized treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Some people have reported feeling better overall if they wear copper jewelry but there is no evidence that copper has any effect on the course or treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there any ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Many: In the past twenty years, many new treatments have been developed. Rheumatoid arthritis can often be controlled with some of the newer medications. Many patients are saved from irreversible crippling of the joints. The key is to get early diagnosis and effective treatment to prevent worsening. The biggest advances have been in medications called biologic response modifiers. Good news for many.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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DMARDs: You want to use medications that are known to prevent joint damage, a problem that can occur relatively early in the disease process. Agents such as Methotrexate and tnf agents will often accomplish this purpose. These are disease-modifying drugs or dmards.

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