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Do You Have Questions About Humira? - Articles Surfing

Humira is a medication that is used to treat many types of diseases but mainly for the help in relieving the symptoms of arthritis. If your doctor has told you about this medication, you will find that it is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis conditions. Most that are told about it, though, don't have any idea what makes Humira work. If you have questions about your condition or why this medication should work for you, talk with your doctor about it. First and foremost, he is your line of information. To help you, though, there are a number of answers you can find right here.

How It Works

For starters, you may be wondering how Humira works. This medication is called a TNF-a blocker. That means that it blocks the body from making proteins that lead to the pain your feel in your joints. Those that have rheumatoid arthritic have too much of the substance called TNF-a in their bodies. When that happens, a build up of proteins inside the tissues and joints of your body causes those joints to become very hard to move and at the same time very painful. Humira works by telling the body that you don't need to produce that substance and actually stops it from happening as much as possible.

Life With Humira

Taking Humira is easy. Most patients only need to get this medication one time every two weeks. While you can have your doctor do it, you can also do it yourself, at home, in your own privacy. To take the medication, you simply will need to inject it into the location that you are told to by your doctor. The good news is that this is virtually painless and there are no pill style medications to forget about.

You and your doctor will work out a plan of treatment for your rheumatoid arthritis. Not only will it include Humira, but you are likely to take other medications along with it. Why do you need more than one medication? There are several key things that are happening in your joints when you have this condition. Not only do you need something to turn off the protein production, which is what Humira does, but you also need something for the pain you feel.

Most doctors will prescribe a pain medication to help you to get as much mobility from your joint as possible. They will likely give you an oral medication to be taken daily. These medications can also be coupled with physical therapy to help increase the range of motion in the joint as well as to strengthen the muscle there.

Learning as much as you can about Humira is a vitally important thing to do. Those that are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis need a medication to increase the quality of life that they have. This medication can do just that. Work with your doctor to determine the right course of action to take as well as the medication treatment that's right for your condition.

Submitted by:

Greg Marsh

For more observations about rheumatoid arthritis from Greg, click the link.



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