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Dr John Wade , MD, FRCP(C) Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common type of arthritis. It’s seen in about one percent of the general population, more common in women than men – about three to one. And it often presents with pain, swelling and stiffness in the small joints, typically of the hands and feet, but it can go on and involve the larger joints, such as the ankles, the elbows, the wrists or the knees.

Typically, when we talk about treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, often patients have already tried some over-the-counter medications such as anti-inflammatories, things like ibuprofen or naproxen. These medications can be effective in controlling symptoms, they take away pain, but they’re not effective in reducing the long-term swelling or damage we see in rheumatoid disease.

Diseases

Learn how to perform injections, about medication safety, pregnancy and arthritis, therapies, and how to live the best life possible with arthritis.

Dealing With Arthritis

Learn how to perform injections, about medication safety, pregnancy and arthritis, therapies, and how to live the best life possible with arthritis.

Tests

The following tests are commonly ordered to help diagnose rheumatic diseases and autoimmune disorders.

Dr. John Watterson MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist : What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) ?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a form of lupus, a family of chronic autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation. Lupus affects people differently, so symptoms and treatments vary. Systemic lupus erythematosus symptoms include pain, fatigue, skin rash, chest pain and hair loss. In more severe cases of the disease, the immune system may attack the lungs, brain, heart, kidneys and red or white blood cells. Most patients with lupus experience similar flareups each time symptoms return.

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Dr. Jean-Pierre Raynauld, MD, FRCPC : Options de traitement de l'arthrite rhumatoïde

L’arthrite rhumatoïde est une condition articulaire qui peut affecter certains patients au niveau de leurs jointures, particulièrement les articulations des mains et des pieds.

Ça va toucher environ 1 % de la population. On parle d’environ trois femmes pour un homme. C’est une condition qui peut arriver assez brusquement, souvent dans la vingtaine et la trentaine. Alors donc, les articulations vont être enflées, elles vont être douloureuses, elles vont même être gonflées et une sensation de raideur. Et ça va affecter surtout les mains et les pieds. Par contre, ça pourrait affecter aussi les poignets, les épaules, les genoux et même les chevilles.

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