After a clear diagnosis, doctors might recommend a combination of treatments, which could change over time based on the severity of symptoms.
Goal of all the treatment in RA is to -reduce pain, decrease inflammation, prevent, stop, or slow down joint and organ damage, to improve ability to move freely.
Early diagnosis always helps to curtail the symptoms.
Medications: Patients with RA will take medications to decrease and prevent joint damage. These medicines may include:
Corticosteroid to decrease inflammation, to give relief from pain and to for slowing down joint damage. These drugs are prescribed in low doses.
To change the progression of the condition, disease modifying antirheumatic drugs or DMARDs can be prescribed.
To interrupt immune system that is attacking joint, certain medication may be used. Janus kinas or JAK inhibitors sends message to specific cells to stop inflammation from inside the tissue.
While we cannot totally cure RA, we can take care of pain, inflammation. It is important to note that, people with RA must move, reduce weight, focus on diet, and watch how the symptoms are. A healthy lifestyle will not only help to manage the pain, also will help to develop confidence in RA patients.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 23, 2022