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How to Prevent the Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

There may be ways to prevent rheumatoid arthritis or slow it’s progression.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can cause disabling joint destruction and deformation. Treatment involves the use of drugs designed to modify the body’s autoimmune response in order to diminish symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. However, not everyone responds to the medications, and the drugs are not without serious side effects.

Researchers continue to seek better drug treatments, or even a cure. But is it possible to prevent RA altogether?

The short answer is no. There is no available vaccine or other intervention that can prevent RA. One of the reasons for this is because no one knows why some people develop RA, and the disease appears to have several triggers.

“Different pathways lead to the development of RA,” says Dr. Kristen Demoruelle, a rheumatologist specializing in RA in Denver, Colorado.

Read full article: How to Prevent the Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis | Patient Advice | US News

Read Full Article: How to Prevent the Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis | Patient Advice | US News

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