Rheumatic conditions impact millions of Americans each year. Diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or RA are immune system conditions which cause damage to the joints and include many symptoms including swelling, painful joints and stiffness which may last for hours. The more a person’s immune system attacks its healthy cells, the more damage is done making prompt treatment important for those suffering from these diseases and conditions.
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan offers many treatments for those suffering from RA or other conditions including a treatment called Rituxan. Like other similar biologic treatments, Rituxan is used to “shut off” the part of the immune system which is working less than normally and allow the body to experience some relief from the symptoms of RA. Generally prescribed after other forms of treatment have not worked, it is given intravenously.
Like all treatments, Rituxan has side effects which many patients will experience but in most cases, these side effects are mild and get better as treatment progresses. It is important however, that you discuss all concerns you have both before and after your treatment with your rheumatologist. As these types of conditions affect your immune system, it is important that you monitor your health closely when being treated for RA or any rheumatic condition.
Rheumatologist Dexter MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in Brighton, just 20 miles from Dexter and is accepting new clients. If you have been diagnosed with a rheumatic condition including RA or others, now is the time to start treatment. Those who begin treatment early are often more likely to reduce symptoms and in some cases prevent further damage to joints. To find out more about the Arthritis Institute of Michigan or to schedule your appointment, contact us at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out our appointment form below.