• Study Says Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked To Blood Clots: Overall Risk Is Small But Present

    9 monthes ago - By Active Beat

    A new study has given additional credence to something many researchers have long suspected: rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of blood clots in the first ten years after their diagnosis.
    While the Swedish study, which was published in the Oct. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, does not prove that rheumatoid arthritis directly increases the likelihood of blood clots, it does point strongly to a link between rheumatoid arthritis and blood clots, indicating that some factor related to rheumatoid arthritis, such as inflammation or treatment, may cause...
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  • New Arthritis Drug Unveiled

    9 monthes ago - By Active Beat

    Pfizer Inc. has announced the approval of a new arthritis drug. The new treatment, called Xeljanz, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. The approval came two weeks before Pfizer expected it to.
    Xeljanz, also known as tofacitinib, works to slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. It be used as an alternative treatment for patients who don't respond to methotrexate. Xeljanz is part of a new class of pain medications called JAK inhibitors, which works by saving the body from tissue damage.
    This new drug comes from...
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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options

    9 monthes ago - By Active Beat

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term autoimmune disease that can occur at any age. It causes inflammation in the joints and tissues of the body. It is unknown what causes the disease, but women gets it at a higher rate than men, and it is most common in middle aged individuals.
    The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating. They include stiffness, pain, and deformity. Thankfully there is a multitude of treatment options available. They are classified into four categories: medication, surgery, lifestyle, and therapy. Here are 19 of the most common and most effective treatments for...
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  • Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    9 monthes ago - By Active Beat

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating disease. It causes joints and muscles to be inflamed, resulting in a multitude of symptoms. Many people who suffer from RA just attribute it to “old age pain,” but it's more than just joint pain. RA can damage body systems , including the eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. In severe cases it can even lead to bone erosion and joint deformity.
    They don't know that there are many different medications and treatments for the disease, or even natural remedies that can help provide some relief.
    Twelve of the most common symptoms of RA are...
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