Chronic Inflammatory Polyarthritis (arthritis that affects 5 or more joints)
Has 3 Possible Disease courses
Monocyclic: Have only one episode that ends within 2 to 5 years of initial diagnosis. This may result from early diagnosis or aggressive treatment.
Polycyclic: The levels of disease activity fluctuate over the course of the condition.
- Progressive: RA continues to increase in severity and does not go away.
Cure, Prevention, Management
- There is no cure.
- There are no proven methods of prevention.
Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARS's)
- Common Side Effects: Nausea, Skin rashes, Headaches, Dizziness, Sore throat, Fever, Wheeziness, Unexplained bruises, Bleeding or paleness, Symptoms of infection
- Corticosteroids/Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID;s)
Common Side Effects: Weight gain, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Fluid retention, High blood pressure, Heart problems, Kidney problems, Cardiovascular risks, Raskes
- Other Ways
- Heat and Ice packs
- Increase intake of fish oil