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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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What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Ra is treated with disease modifying agents (dmards), usually starting with methotrexate. If that is not sufficient tnf agents such as enbrel, Humira or Remicade (infliximab) may be indicated. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many drugs: Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have potentially serious side effects. Doctors typically prescribe medications with the fewest side effects first. You may need stronger drugs or a combination of drugs as your disease progresses. Nsaids steroids. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs immunosuppressants. Tnf-alpha inhibitors other drugs.(anakinra, Abatacept , Rituximab , actemra). ...Read more

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Is it okay that someone stop their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

Is it okay that someone stop their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

Depends on symptoms: If the disease goes into remission it may be possible to stop medication this is something to discuss with your rheumatologist. If the disease is still active it may harmful to the joints and frankly dangerous to stop your medications abruptly. ...Read more

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Is exssesive weight gain with rheumatoid arthritis medication normal?

Is exssesive weight gain with rheumatoid arthritis medication normal?

Sometimes: Some medications can lead to weight gain. Most commonly, steroids used to treat RA are associated with weight gain, usually by increasing cravings for carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for rheumatoid arthritis my dad fell pain and he have also diabetes he feel despnya sometimes help ?

What is the best medication for rheumatoid arthritis my dad fell pain and he have also diabetes he feel despnya sometimes help ?

See a Rheumatologist: Your dad needs to see a rheumatologist as there are many excellent disease altering drugs, and someone with expertise managing rheumatoid arthritis, particularly with other disorders, could offer much help. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Is there a natural cure like if I lost weight, if not what's the best medication you suggest?

I'm 27 and diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Is there a natural cure like if I lost weight, if not what's the best medication you suggest?

R.A. can be serious: There is no natural remedy or cure. Spontaneous remission is very unusual and can't be brought about or depended on. You need to see a rheumatologist for management as R.A. can lead to disability and deformity if untreated. You need to be on disease modifying drugs particularly at your young age and being a woman. ...Read more

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What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. is there any medication that can help?

Be checked: Well, for one thing you could be checked to see if you have RA. If you do, there are medications that can help. I am also a firm believer in the antiinflammatory properties associated with a whole food type diet. Consider giving it a try and if it works you can recommend it to your family members. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone stopped their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

What would happen if someone stopped their rheumatoid arthritis medication?

See below: If you are in remission on medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis, under a doctor,s supervision and in remission long enough he may guide you to discontinue. Otherwise, you should never attempt on your own because it can recur worse than ever and the drugs that once worked may not if started again. This disease can damage your joints. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrong diagnosis: Diagnosis is wrong or your activities prevent it from working, but medications don't always work. Your doctor should be able to provide direction. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more