At some stage of your life you would have experienced minor aches and pains from occasional overuse of your muscles and joint. But if these joint pains, stiffness, or even swelling stays over a long period of time and it interferes with your daily activities, you should visit you GP. Your GP will determine whether you symptoms are caused by arthritis, and if so, what type of arthritis you may have.
Early diagnosis can help you obtained the right treatment and can prevent further damage to your joints in your body.
Over the past several years, medical opinion suggests that treatment should be started at the early stages of arthritis, especially for rheumatoid arthritis suffers. Research shows that joint damage occurs very early (within two years). Therefore, are new medicine such as DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs) is used . This drug is specially designed to slow down the progression of the disease. Clinical studies have shown that early treatment with DMARDs may slow the joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. So many GP now recommends aggressive treatment early in the course of rheumatoid arthritis, not only to reduce symptoms, but also to prevent joint damage.
This means that preventing joint damage is now an important and realistic goal for suffers in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
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