Acrucial weapon in the fight against arthritis is medication that, in some cases, slows disease progression as well as easing pain, maximizing joint function, and improving quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all solution—trial and error may be required to find the drug (or drug combination) that works for you.
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It affects about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide, causing chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability.
What Happens in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The disease process of RA is complex and not fully
illions of Americans suffer on a daily basis from the pain, reduced mobility, and loss of function caused by arthritis. The condition can significantly affect work, leisure, and home life. Chronic pain, a common feature in arthritis, can rob the sufferer of his or her joy and zest for life.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It is a cause of chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability affecting about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide. Women are affected three times more often than men,
Recent research shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to follow a simple drug therapy program, such as methotrexate (MTX) plus a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi), than follow a “triple-therapy” regimen of MTX, hydroxychloroquine, and sulfasalazine, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care &
Doctors have at their disposal a broad array of arthritis medications: some fast-acting and widely used, some that run the risk of dependence. Your prescription will depend on the severity of your condition.
The first tier in the drug pharmacopeia available is called “the first line” of available arthritis medications. They’re
Osteoarthritis Patients Undertreated, Underdiagnosed.
Despite the number of osteoporosis (OA) drugs available to help prevent fracture, millions of OA patients are underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to a recent study by Sundeep Khosla, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, and Elizabeth Shane, MD, of Columbia University, New York. While there is
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological