The Arthritis Institute of Michigan offers a number of services to help control and manage the symptoms of many rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions that include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and scleroderma, just to name a few. New treatments are being developed every day. One of the frequently used treatments available for those who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is called Actemra.
A prescription medication, Actemra is used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis or RA in those who have not had success with certain other medications as well as some people with PJIA or polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis age 2 and above and people 2 and over who are suffering from SJIA or systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Actemra is a interleukin-6 receptor blocker. A biologic disease modifier, it like others is used to alter or modify an imbalance in the immune system associated with an autoimmune diseases of this type. Its role is to block the proteins known as cytokines and to reduce the symptoms associated with the disease including both pain and swelling. Further research has shown that Actemra may also slow or prevent further joint disease associated with RA as well. Like all treatments, Actemra is not right for everyone. It is important that you talk to your rheumatologist before beginning this or any other treatment.
Rheumatologist Livonia MI
Dr. Dowd is a Rheumatologist serving Livonia and all of the surrounding areas. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of your life, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan offers a wide variety of services to help manage the symptoms of your rheumatic condition. If you are have been diagnosed with a rheumatic disease or condition, now is the right to meet with a skilled rheumatologist. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is accepting new patients. We invite you to contact us directly at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below to schedule your appointment.