Depends on you. There is no one answer for this. It depends on you. It depends on how you sleep.
A couple of options. Hi there, I've seen two options work best for patients. First, there are the sleep number beds. These beds allow you to customize the firmness to your liking. On average, i'd say the firm mattresses usually are more effective for RA patients. The second option are the tempurpedic mattresses. These tend to have excellent overall back support, but do tend to be firm. I hope this info helps!
Rheumatoid arthritis. She can start with an antiinflammatory drug like Ibuprofen or Naproxen but she needs to see a rheumatologist to get more specialized treament regimens.
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.
List continues. Among biologics, anti tnf are first of the revolutionary medications for ra, enbrel, humira, remicade, Cimzia, simponi (golimumab) etc, beyond anti tnf list of biological medications is growing such as orencia, rituxan, actemra. All of these are used in combination with Methotrexate or Arava for increased effectiveness, side effects need close monitoring.
An autoimmune joint- An autoimmune joint inflammation which can involve most joints in the upper and lower extremities. The exact trigger is not yet known, but untreated, it can cripple. Also, the inflammation from the RA can accelerate atherosclerosis of the arteries & lead to premature heart disease or stroke. There are many non-joint issues which can also occur. Consult with a rheumatologist to quiet inflammation!
Autoimmune. Autoimmunity describes an abnormal activity of the immune system turning against and attacking the body itself rather than fighting bacteria, viruses, tumors, etc. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manifests itself as painful joint swelling but can also involve the heart, lungs, and other organs. It is critical to get the inflammation under control which most of the time involves seeing a rheumatologist.
Cannot prevent. Ra cannot be prevented.
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.
Different. Remedies for sub-types of ra. Example il-6, tnf, cd28, b cell treatments etc.
There is no one best. Treatments vary from patient to patient. Most of my patients do not need biologics and can be successfully treated with older drugs, but combinations are needed. Sometimes we give rescue doses of certain tnf-alpha inhibitors to provide comfort until other drugs "kick in." but humira, enbrel, cimzia, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) xeljanz are always costly alternatives! Mtx should be tried first!
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.
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!