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What medicine/remedy is best taken if you feel hand cramps(rheumatoid arthritis)?

What medicine/remedy is  best taken if you feel hand cramps(rheumatoid arthritis)?

See your doctor: If you have rheumatoid, you might want to see your doctor see if anything else is going on or whether your current is controlling your arthritis. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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


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What is the best drug for joints pain for my mom who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best drug for joints pain for my mom who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARD agents: The best med is the one that provides excellent control of the imflammation. These are the disease-modifying drugs such as Methotrexate or tnf agents. Your mom should be under the care of a rheumatologist and that question should be addressed to the doctor who is responsible for your mom's care. ...Read more

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I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis. No amount of treatment or medicines have helped my conditions. its getting worse day by day. Please help!!

I suffer  from Rheumatoid Arthritis. No amount of treatment or medicines have helped my conditions. its getting worse day by day. Please help!!

Need more info: Without knowing what interventions you have tried hard to say if you have utilized all available options. In addition to prescription medications there are alternative interventions that can be helpful in some patients. These include diet and supplements. I find them more helpful in patients earlier on in the disease process. If you have not gone this route you should find an appropriate provider. ...Read more

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What is the best med for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best med for rheumatoid arthritis?

Impossible to answer: Every patient is different with differing degrees and intensity of disease and differing potentials for long term damage. Varied drugs are used includind anti inflammatory medications and low dose steroids. Disease modifying drugs like plaquenil, azulfidine or Methotrexate are quite helpful the most recent additions, the biologics, like Enbrel or Humira are the most potent and trul;y inhibit diseu. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

Can you tell me if there are ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

No: Genes have been activate, producing an army of immune cells attacking your joints and sometimes other areas. Attempts with diet have failed so far. ...Read more

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Can there be ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

Can there be ways to control rheumatoid arthritis without medicine?

Medications are best: For patients with ra, there are medicines than can help with the symptoms, but there are now disease modifying medicines that can actually stop the disease and joint damage from progressing. You should discuss the severity of your RA with a rheumatologist and learn the best options for you. ...Read more

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What work best to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Disease modifying meds (dmards) are the meds of choice as their can prevent damage, deformity and disability. Rheumatologists usually start with Methotrexate and add other meds such as tnf agents if necessary. Early treatment is essential. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is rheumatoid arthritis treated using traditional medicine?

See details: There are numerous meds known as disease modifying agents that are used to treat RA. These include methotrexate, Plaquenil, Sulfasalazine and numerous biologic agents. ...Read more

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Which medicine is good for rheumatoid arthritis?

See rheumatologist: There are many meds. You need a comprehensive program to lessen the damage to your joints. Included are nsaids, prednisone, Methotrexate , embral and many others. These are only given by a doctor that will monitor you long term to help lessen the bad side effects and change drugs when response is not good. Find a good rheumatologist! ...Read more

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Best ways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Best ways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Don't smoke: Rheumatoid arthritis cannot be prevented but studies show that one single modifiable factor does lessen your chance of developing ra: don't smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more