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What is the prognosis for rheumatoid arthritis?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Good

We have developed a variety of medicines that can help rheumatoid arthritis.
The important thing is early as possible diagnosis and immediate and intensive therapy including medications, exercise including physical therapy. We need to start medication as soon as possible.

In brief: Good

We have developed a variety of medicines that can help rheumatoid arthritis.
The important thing is early as possible diagnosis and immediate and intensive therapy including medications, exercise including physical therapy. We need to start medication as soon as possible.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
Medical therapy has significantly decreased the need for surgical intervention.
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fair

Ra can be treated successfully if treated early with dmard medications such as Enbrel (etanercept) and humira.
Multiple medication can be appropriate. If the disease is advanced and not treated it can be crippling.This is a reason why early detection and treatment is important. Seek medical attention rather than accept a notion there is nothing else anyone can do as therapies are constantly changing.

In brief: Fair

Ra can be treated successfully if treated early with dmard medications such as Enbrel (etanercept) and humira.
Multiple medication can be appropriate. If the disease is advanced and not treated it can be crippling.This is a reason why early detection and treatment is important. Seek medical attention rather than accept a notion there is nothing else anyone can do as therapies are constantly changing.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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Dr. Tracy Brenner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Better outlook now

The prognosis for RA is markedly improved since the advent of biologics.
Often combination therapy is used to keep the disease as quiet as possible. Methotrexate is the mainstay medication given its effectiveness seen in clinical trials and practice. It is important to remain active throughout your life. Overall, there is more hope for RA patients than ever before.

In brief: Better outlook now

The prognosis for RA is markedly improved since the advent of biologics.
Often combination therapy is used to keep the disease as quiet as possible. Methotrexate is the mainstay medication given its effectiveness seen in clinical trials and practice. It is important to remain active throughout your life. Overall, there is more hope for RA patients than ever before.
Dr. Tracy Brenner
Dr. Tracy Brenner
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