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Are there any alternative therapies for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Are there any alternative therapies for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Fish Oil: Studies have shown that fish oil can help reduce symptoms in people with rheumatoid arthritis. However before starting any supplement including fish oil you should discuss it with your doctor to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How can I get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

How can I get treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

See a Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist specialize in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis as rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment and exercise for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist would provide this type of information. Treatment depends on verifying diagnosis, determining extent of joint damage and other system involvement, activity of disease. Exercise programs depend upon specific diagnosis, limitations, warm up, stretching and joint protection requirements. ...Read more

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Is taking humira (adalimumab) a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is taking humira (adalimumab) a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, but.....: Humira (adalimumab) is quite effective. It is also quite expensive. It should not be considered a first-line therapy, as drug companies want us to believe. Other first line dmards like plaquenyl, methotrexate, leflunomide, and sulfasalazine work quite well. I occasionally will give Humira (adalimumab) injections for several visits until other drugs kick in. ...Read more

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Is anti-tfn infliximab and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. ?

Is anti-tfn infliximab and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. ?

Yes: The biologic drugs, of which the tnf inhibitors are one , are new and exciting medications that are changing the course of RA by interfering with the body's productiion of inflammatory components; in addition they decrease the joint damage. Ther arenow 5 tnf inhibitors, an il-6 inhibitor, and several b cell inhibitors as well as new jak enzyme inhibitors in investigation. ...Read more

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What's the importance of prednisolone in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.how and for how long it should be used?

What's the importance of prednisolone in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.how and for how long it should be used?

Gold standarf: steroid used to be the gold standard for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and still the last line before they start with immune therapy same time taking steroid for a long period of time can have a lot of side effect so they use a balance between the benefit you hope to get Vs the potential side effect that you might be facing and this decision is individualize by the physician see your doc ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they have many side effects and need to be selected properly for best fit for individual patient please talk to your rheumatologist who will be the best one to answer your specific question good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or what are some ways to minimize its effect?

Is there any treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or what are some ways to minimize its effect?

Yes : These days if diagnosed and treated early and aggressively the treatments relieve symptoms and help prevent deformed joints and disability. There are now wonderful relatively safe treatments to prevent the dangerous complications of ra. Common treatments include: methotrexate, enbrel, remicade, humira, orencia, (abatacept) rituxan, and actemra. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

What is the best treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ?

See details: It really depends on the specific manifestation and the severity of the involvement. Is one joint involved or are many involved? Is it more systemic with fevers, rashes and heart involvement. These answers determine the treatment options. A rheumatologist can guide you. Options include nsaids, prednisone, Methotrexate and tnf agents among others. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more