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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Mechanics and anti : Assure mechanical challenges are address, joint protection, appropriate exercises and then progress through anti-inflammatory regimens.
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Can chemo be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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A 21-year-old female asked:

What is rheumatoid arthritis ?

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, this occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues.
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