Biologics are the newer drugs for treatment of rheumatic diseases. They are very effective and give great results in shorter duration. Must be taken under the guidance of your Rheumatologist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overuse of any drug is harmful. Steroids are wonderful if used judiciously. Use it according to your rheumatologist advice.
Other than viral arthritis , and few other soft tissue conditions the treatment is lifelong.
Rheumatism is a term used to describe inflammation of joints , ligaments , fascia covering ligaments, tendons , wheras arthritis indicates only joint inflammation. But these two terms are often interchangeable.
Low purine diet for gout patients. Otherwise eat healthy, drink heathy, and maintain optimal body weight and BMI.
Arthritis has types, viral arthritis is self limiting. Rheumatoid arthritis is highly treatable and we can achieve remission free periods.
Not exactly , depends on the genes passed on to ur children , if both parents have it then children will have it .
Anybody can get arthritis, although it is more common females.