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19 Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term autoimmune disease that can occur at any age. It causes inflammation in the joints and tissues of the body. It is unknown what causes the disease, but women gets it at a higher rate than men, and it is most common in middle aged individuals.

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can be debilitating. They include stiffness, pain, and deformity. Thankfully there is a multitude of treatment options available. They are classified into four categories: medication, surgery,  lifestyle, and therapy. Here are 19 of the most common and most effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Talk to your doctor before starting a new treatment plan.

19. NSAID’s

NSAID’s are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. NSAID’s are used in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis strictly to reduce pain and inflammation. They will not slow down the progression of the disease, but merely aid in helping patients to cope with the pain and swelling.

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