by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR
Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.
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There is no one arthritis drug that will work for everyone.
An ideal arthritis drug must perform several functions. It must help relieve pain; it must help slow down the progression of disease; it must help restore normal activity to a patient; and it must heal the damage that has already occurred.
That drug does not exist.
There are, however, several arthritis drugs that can relieve pain, help with activities of daily living, and slow down disease progression.
Ironically, there are better drugs available for previously horrific diseases like rheumatoid arthritis than there are for more common “mundane” disease like osteoarthritis.
With rheumatoid arthritis, a combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, low dose corticosteroids, disease modifying medications, and biologics can induce remission.
Osteoarthritis remains a frustrating disease because it is the most common form of arthritis and yet we still only have symptomatic therapies available to treat it. However, exciting new data in regards to mesenchymal stem cells show that cartilage may be able to be regenerated. In the future, joint replacement may be made obsolete.
The type of drug used will depend on the type of arthritis being treated. For instance, the arthritis associated with gonorrhea will require an antibiotic. The arthritis associated with gout will require colchicine, an anti-inflammatory drug, and also a drug to help reduce uric acid in the blood.
The arthritis of Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics.
The arthritis of hemophilia must be controlled with better control of the bleeding disorder.
Therapy must be individualized. The ability to offer unique drugs based on a person's genetic make-up is the thrust of much new exciting research
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