Help for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that can cause debilitating pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. In RA, the immune system produces antibodies that attach to and attack the linings of joints, causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis but they do not slow down disease progression. Most people with RA also take other types of medications, such as methotrexate or biologics, to reduce immune system over activity and help prevent further joint damage. If untreated, rheumatoid arthritis causes gradually causes permanent joint damage. RA affects more women more often than men, and in recent years, has been increasing in the 20-40 age group. Talk to our compounding pharmacists about how we can customize medications to meet your specific needs.
River Oak Pharmacy
1080-D West F St., Oakdale, CA 95361