Rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult to manage day-to-day. Here are some things you can do at home that may help.
Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be both a relief—finally, you’ve figured out what’s going on with your body—and a shock. There’s no cure for this autoimmune disease, which occurs which your body attacks its own joints, but with early treatment you can slow its progression.
When it comes to treating RA, following the right medication regimen is key for managing symptoms as well as slowing disease progression. Your doctor may recommend a combination of anti-inflammatories, steroids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and biologic agents to manage your RA during various stages.