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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...

What is a good diet for someone with rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti inflammatory. A whole food diet, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, lean protein and healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids found in some fish like salmon. Avoid processed foods, too much sugar, simple carbs, like bread, cookies cakes and crackers.These cause your blood sugar to rise quickly and increase inflammation in your body. Some people do better avoiding nightshade vegetables. Read more...
Foodstuffs. Unless contraindicated with concurrent medications, no particular foodstuffs are contraindicated for rheumatic conditions. Read more...

What is a good pain relief for juvenille rheumatoid arthritis?

Anti-inflammatory. Treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis focuses on helping your child maintain a normal level of physical and social activity. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These medications, such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) and Naproxen (aleve), reduce pain and swelling. Stronger nsaids are available by prescription. Side effects include stomach upset and liver problems. Read more...

What is a good medication to help keep the joints from turning in rheumatoid arthritis?

Methotrexate. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause joint deformity. This is due to bone destruction and ligament loosening. Methotrexate is the best, safest oral medicine to prevent these changes. There is a 2 year window of opportunity to prevent joint damage after the diagnosis of ra. Other immunosuppressive meds and newer injectable meds are sometimes added to Methotrexate to help it work better. Read more...
DMARD. Spend time discussing with your rheumatologist which medicaion is right for you. However, dmards, or disease modifying agents help prevent anatomic changes from rheumatoid. There are several fda approved for use today. Read more...

What to do if I have rheumatoid arthritis. Can you give me some good natural remedies to take?

Don t use naturals. If the diagnosis is rheumatoid arthrtis , you need real medications that will modify the prognosis and the evolution oif the disease . Natural remedies will not do that . You have to consult with a rheumatologist. Read more...

I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis frm past 20 years. Hv been on medications which led to side effects. Is physiotherapy a good option to deal with it?

Rheumatoid Arthritis. Physical therapy is a very good option in RA to prevent muscle atrophy and joint pain. You have to consult physiatrist ( not psychiatrist!) to formulate appropriate pt plan. Ask your pcp or rheumatologist to refer you to one! Read more...