Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes severe joint pain, stiffness, and swelling (1). Although the exact pathology of RA remains unclear, the root cause of RA symptoms is inflammation of the joints, most commonly joints in the hands and feet (2). Current treatment for RA consists of medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDSs), and biologic agents (3). The main target for all these drugs is inflammation reduction, but each drug has many potential side effects including heart, kidney, and liver damage, increased risk of infection, and stomach issues(3, 4).
Extivita Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis: