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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can I slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis?

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    Dr Abu Sayed Fayez


    I shall answer that in several steps
    1. Drugs: There is strong evidence that DMARDs (Disease Modifying Agents in Rheumatoid Diseases) and biologic DMARDs can control rheumatoid arthritis and may stop the progression. The earlier the treatment commencement, the better the prognosis. Damage already caused by the disease usually irreversible by drug treatment but may prevent ongoing damage.
    2. Exercise and activity: Active disease may not be suitable for extreme exercise or activity. Regular exercise and activity as well as physiotherapy in moderation to have good muscle tone preferable.
    3. Diet: moderation in dietary habit is essential along with exercise to maintain ideal weight. This will prevent further damage to joint.
    4. Monitoring your disease: It is important to keep you disease monitored regularly to assess if this is remaining under control. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease and has other manifestations beyond joints. Early detection of these certainly would be helpful.

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    Robert Martin

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    Yes and ther is first hand experience bioligics And dmards are useless in doing anything,,my own experience with them tells me this,,,do You also use AP.protocol to treat R.A. Cheers Robert Martin

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