YOUR RA TREATMENT PLAN
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Working with a rheumatologist is key to developing an effective treatment plan that’s right for you. And it’s important that your treatment plan starts with having specific treatment goals.
To make the most of your RA treatment plan, your treatment goals should include more than just clinical goals, like reducing inflammation. You should also set personal goals around how RA impacts your everyday life.
Personal goals can include broad goals, such as getting back to a hobby or activity you enjoy, or can be more specific, like the ability to wear your wedding ring again because of less joint swelling. Sharing these personal goals with your rheumatologist can make it easier to find and maintain a successful treatment plan.
A good treatment plan begins with the right treatment goals. Answering a few short questions can help you learn about the different ways RA can impact your life and goals.
Hear how people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have set and achieved personal treatment goals with a rheumatologist.
Only you know what your norm was before…sharing that information with your doctor helps establish a goal to shoot for.
CAN BE POSSIBLE
“For me, achieving remission is feeling better on a daily basis,
consistently.” - Monica
While there is no cure for RA, maintaining an effective treatment plan can help you achieve remission. During remission, inflammation, RA symptoms, and the risk of permanent joint damage can be greatly reduced; some people even experience little to no inflammation or symptoms.
Treating RA sooner can increase the likelihood of achieving remission
Remission is an important goal
When RA is treated soon after diagnosis, it can help increase the chances of reaching remission. But even for those who’ve been living with RA for longer, it’s important to know that your treatment goals should still include:
Preventing further joint damage
Talking to a rheumatologist about treatment goals and remission can be the first step.