Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease that leads to an inflammation of the joints. It is a systemic disorder that can also produce inflammation in other organs, such as the lungs, heart, eyes, and subcutaneous tissue. This painful swelling can lead to severe fatigue and fevers, joint deformity and bone erosion, and it can eventually become disabling.
The cause of RA is still unknown to researchers. The disease is more commonly found in women than men, and it can occur at any age. Its symptoms include: morning stiffness, chronic joint pains, swollen joints, chest pains, eye burning or itching and numbness in the hands and feet. Complications of untreated RA can lead to joint destruction within the first two years of the disease’s development.
There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but the disease can be managed with a variety of treatment options. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs (including steroids) can be administered to reduce swelling and pain. Biologic drugs may also aid in reducing the effects of RA. These drugs target the defective areas in the immune system and are an option if other medications have failed. Administered subcutaneously or intravenously, biologic drugs have serious risk factors such as bacterial infections, leukemia, and psoriasis. Other treatment options include surgery and physical therapy to regain the function of joints that have been disfigured by rheumatoid arthritis.
The professionals at Stat RX Pharmacy are dedicated to creating comprehensive care plans with medical providers to ensure the most effective method of treatment possible for patients with RA. We have a wide range of prescription medications available to help treat RA. Contact us today to discuss the range of therapies we can provide to help manage rheumatoid arthritis.
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