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My very stubborn sister has rheumatoid arthritis. What can she do to treat?

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Dr. Kenith Paresa
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See an MD

She needs to see a rheumatologist.
These specialists are best equipped to advise and manage her problem, assuming the diagnosis accurate. Unfortunately, if she doesn't want to go, there is little you can do.

In brief: See an MD

She needs to see a rheumatologist.
These specialists are best equipped to advise and manage her problem, assuming the diagnosis accurate. Unfortunately, if she doesn't want to go, there is little you can do.
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Dr. Kenith Paresa
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Thats a long visit

First she needs to know that the disease is serious and can be deforming.
But just as importantly she needs to know there are many medications to treat this disease and even change the course of the disease. She will say all meds have side effects but many can be avoided and watched for. Get her to rheumatologist possibly one she has a friend or relative who goes to and she may feel more at ease.

In brief: Thats a long visit

First she needs to know that the disease is serious and can be deforming.
But just as importantly she needs to know there are many medications to treat this disease and even change the course of the disease. She will say all meds have side effects but many can be avoided and watched for. Get her to rheumatologist possibly one she has a friend or relative who goes to and she may feel more at ease.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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