Rheumatoid Arthritis

The vital role of arthritis drugs in COVID-19 treatment

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Arthritis drugs have hit the headlines as treatment for COVID-19. What does the evidence say so far? Two stages of COVID-19 have been recognised: the initial viral stage and the immune response phase, when we see hyperinflammation associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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New way to halt excessive inflammation is discovered

Scientists have found a new way to “put the brakes” on excessive inflammation by regulating a type of white blood cell that is critical for the immune system.

The discovery – published in Nature Communications – has the potential to protect the body from unchecked damage caused by inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.

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Flavonoids, resveratrol and curcumin may reduce arthritis disease activity

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Plenty of research has looked at the effect of diet on rheumatoid arthritis as a complementary treatment along with standard drug therapy. Various types of diet have been investigated. Fasting, the Mediterranean diet, the Cretan Mediterranean diet, vegetarian diets, anti-inflammatory diets and the use of various specific food substances have been the focus of research.

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