About Prednisone & Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Prednisone is a form of medication that is used to create an anti-inflammatory response, and it has been proven to put rheumatoid arthritis into remission or to slow it down to prevent deformities. Find out why prednisone can sometimes be used for a long time with help from a licensed RN in this free video on rheumatoid arthritis treatments.

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Hi, my name's Kayti Brosnan. I'm a registered nurse here in Austin, Texas, and today I'm going to tell you about prednisone and rheumatoid arthritis. Prednisone is a form of medication that's used in the first line, and this is something that can also be used over a long period of time. The response that your body has immediately from prednisone is an anti-inflammatory response which is what you want when you have RA because you're having inflammation of the tissue or the joints. And so, it's conclusively been proven that having low doses of prednisone over a long period of time is very beneficial to to either putting RA into a sort of remission, or slowing it down enough that it's not causing any deformities or debil debilitation to those joints. You need to have a Rheumatologist really managing this who's going to specialize in this care, and they often they often pair this with DEMARDS or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, and the two of these together are a really good pair for helping you to have as long of a life as you possibly can without the effects of rheumatoid arthritis. And that's that's the deal with prednisone and RA.

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