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Anti-TNF Description Anti- tumor necrosis factor drugs are a class of drugs that have been used for more than 10 years. They are used worldwide to treat inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, Crohn’s colitis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriasis. These drugs are able to reduce inflammation and stop disease progression. Fast […]

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Sulphasalazine is a medicine that is used to control rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. This is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug [DMARD] (also called slow-acting antirheumatic drug [SAARD]) which helps to reduce the inflammation in the joints and prevent joint and cartilage destruction in the long term. It has no direct pain-relieving effect. Hence, it will […]

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Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

METHOTREXATE has become the GOLD STANDARD or most preferred drug for rheumatoid arthritis. Generally, it is safe. Research has shown that patients who take these medications have fewer chances of joint damage, death and that it also prolongs the life span of those who have rheumatoid arthritis. The risks are acceptable and benefits are great. […]

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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Chloroquine Phosphate Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate and Chloroquine Phosphate are antimalarial drugs found to be useful in the treatment of autoimmune diseases like discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile chronic arthritis, chronic cutaneous vasculitis. These drugs are particularly effective in treating skin and joint symptoms and they have been demonstrated to reduce […]

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 What Is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where there is a decrease in the mass and strength of the bone. This makes a person more vulnerable to fractures of the spine, hips, and wrist. Osteoporosis affects 20% of women over the age of 45 and 40% of women over the age of 75. Men […]

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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylarthritis (or Seronegative Spondyloarthritis) or SPA

Spondylarthritis (or Seronegative spondyloarthritis) or SPA is the name for a family of inflammatory rheumatic diseases that includes ankylosing spondylitis; undifferentiated spondylarthritis;  reactive arthritis (known previously as Reite, syndrome);psoriatic arthritis; and arthritis associated with the inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. FAST FACTS The major symptom in most patients is inflammatory low back: This means […]

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Sjogren’s Syndrome and Scleroderma

Sjogren’s syndrome is a chronic rheumatic disease. Its characteristic features are inflammation and destruction of the tear producing and salivary glands. As a result, people who suffer from Sjogren’s syndrome have progressively fewer tears and saliva and experience dryness of the eyes and mouth. Other moisture-producing glands may also be affected and causing dryness in […]

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic (long-lasting) inflammatory rheumatic disease which can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, muscles, heart, lung, nervous system, blood, and kidneys. Lupus involves inflammation agents, virus,  (the immune system’s response to killing foreign bacteria). There are Several Types of Lupus: Discoid lupus affects the skin and is […]

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Gout is a disease in which certain chemical processes of the body are impaired resulting in the build up of too much uric acid. Gout is characterised by sudden attacks of extremely painful, swollen, hot joints. What Causes Gout? Almost all people with gout have hyperuricemia (too much uric acid in the blood). However, not […]

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Fibromyalgia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a common condition associated with muscular pain and fatigue. It occurs more commonly in women than in men especially in women of childbearing age. Fibromyalgia is not a form of arthritis nor is it associated with inflammation. Instead, fibromyalgia is a form of soft-tissue rheumatism, a broad term including a group of disorders […]

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