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Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common ailment but not well understood. The word arthritis does not indicate a single disease but rather it refers to joint pain or joint disease. 100 different types exist. People of all ages, sex and race can develop arthritis. It is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some form of joint pain or disease. It is common among women and occurs more as people get older. Symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion (ROM). Symptoms can come and go, they can be mild, moderate or severe. They can stay the same for years, but can get worse over time. In severe cases it may result in chronic pain, the inability to do daily chores and be difficult to walk or climb stairs. It can cause permanent joint damage and changes. These changes might be visible, i.e. knobby finger joints, but usually can only be seen on x-rays. There are some types of arthritis that affect the eyes, heart, kidneys, lungs, and skin. For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900


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Experimental Arthritis Drug Kevzara Approved

Experimental Arthritis Drug Kevzara Approved

A European Medicines Agency panel said on Friday it recommended granting marketing approval to Sanofi and Regeneron’s experimental drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use gave a positive opinion on the drug, Kevzara, citing its ability to reduce the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Sarilumab, the active substance of Kevzara, a treatment for adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, works by blocking a protein called IL-6, which is associated with inflammation.

The panel’s opinion will now be reviewed by the EMA.

In October, U.S. regulators declined to approve sarilumab because of manufacturing deficiencies at a Sanofi plant in France.

Regeneron said in February that it was planning to resubmit a marketing application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for sarilumab.

The drug has already been approved by Canadian health regulators to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Organic Teas Help Inflammation Caused By Rheumatoid Arthritis

Organic Teas Help Inflammation Caused By Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most prominent autoimmune arthritis. It is caused by a defective immune system that causes your defense system to target your joint linings. It affects the wrist and small joints of your hands, including the knuckles, other joints in your fingers and can eventually spread to your knees too.

 

It is considered one of the most disabling forms of arthritis as it affects both sides of the body, making it different from other forms of arthritis. It can also affect skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood and even your nerves which is why it is one of the most feared forms of arthritis.

Over the years, several ways of treating rheumatoid arthritis have been discovered. Although there is still no cure for the condition, the treatment can significantly heal those that are newly diagnosed and can slow down the process that in the patients that have been suffering from the condition for a while.

When your immune system attacks your own body, certain chemicals