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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 (sulfasalazine) 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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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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Can you tell me what is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis ?

Can you tell me what is the best remedy for rheumatoid arthritis ?

Many: The most important part of RA is to be on disease modifying therapy. Every patient is different. Drugs like methotrexate, enbrel, (etanercept) humira, etc help protect the joints. Steroids (prednisone) and anti-inflammatories help symptoms but don't protect your joints. ...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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What are the best supplements for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the best supplements for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Best supplements are not what you need for now! You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to a Rheumatologist! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for someone who has rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best exercise for someone who has rheumatoid arthritis?

Atraumatic!: Atraumatic, non-concussive exercise is best. Activities might include swimming, aqua-aerobics, bicycling, yoga, light dumbells, walking, etc. Activities to be avoided: running, tennis, basketball, etc. ...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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Are mri's the best way to diagnose or rule out rheumatoid arthritis ?

Are mri's the best way to diagnose or rule out rheumatoid arthritis ?

A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is your best resource for posssible rheumatoid arthtritis. It is usually diagnosed by a combination of blood tests and xrays of the hands or other affected areas. ...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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more