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How Effective Is Color Therapy For Arthritis
What is the most effective treatment for arthritis thus far? And are we any closer to finding a cure for auto immune diseases?
Yes: It depends on the type of arthritis. When i was in medical school in the 1970's, about one person in 150 would have their life ruined by autoimmune arthritis. The immunomodulators produced by biotechnology have greatly improved the outlook for severe disease and have proved surprisingly safe. It's still a rough and frustrating disease but progress continues. Stay proactive -- and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whether the Ayurvedic treatment is effective for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.Can i cure the desease completely.Its for my friends son he is 8 years?
The answer: Really depends on what type of arthritis you are talking about. Rheumatoid arthritis responds very well to anti-tnf treatment. Because of these medications, the incidence of joint replacement and loss of function among RA patients has dropped dramatically. The more common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis does not respond to anti-tnf therapy. ...Read more
No solid study shows: That it dose help with treatmet of arthritis.An antioxidant is a molecule capable of slowing or preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent, no study showed yet the effect of protandim in arthritis. ...Read more
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
Is plaquenil with methotrexate without prednisone an effective treatment for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis ?
Yes: The combination is often a very effective treatment. ...Read more
Chronic back pain in a 59 yr-old, whose back popped while grabbing a person from falling, 2 years ago, looking for a diagnosis and treatment.....?
Not much on gene: Therapy for osteoarthritis(oa) if that is what you are asking about. However, there has been some very good headway made in dealing with oa with regenerative medicine. Use of prolotherapy, prp and stem cells has been moving along and showing some great promise. Recent article in archives of pmr said prp was better in oa knee than hyaluronic acid! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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