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Can nutritional supplements help my RA?

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Maybe. Make sure you tell your doctor about all medicines and supplements you take. They can make sure they’re OK for you.

Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. Several studies have shown that fish oil supplements may help ease the morning stiffness associated with RA.

Some studies show that borage seed oil along with anti-inflammatory painkillers can ease symptoms. These studies show that in people with RA, joints were less tender and swollen after 6 weeks.

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Arthritis Today: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission.” FDA. “Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis.” “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Simponi web site. The Arthritis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies.” The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.” The National Library of Medicine: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 23, 2018

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Arthritis Today: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission.” FDA. “Therapeutics for Rheumatoid Arthritis.” “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Simponi web site. The Arthritis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies.” The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.” The National Library of Medicine: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”  

 

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on August 23, 2018

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