If Dr. Lavery recommends that you begin taking biologic drugs, it may be for the treatment of any number of different types of diseases. Some of the different issues that can be treated with Biologics include ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. These types of medications have provided hope for many individuals who have tried a number of different treatment options in the past without success.
Although Biologics may be able to help individuals to overcome various symptoms associated with arthritis, it is important to understand the fact that they have on the body. The side effects are also something to consider, and those are something that may differ from one patient to another. Some of the potential side effects of biologic drugs can include issues associated with the reduction in the effectiveness of your immune system. For those who are taking Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis, it may have this effect. As a result of your immune system not functioning at a high level, you may be at a greater risk for infections. Other side effects may also be possible and you can talk to Dr. Lavery about them before you begin taking the medication.
When you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, it can make it difficult to enjoy life and to move about freely. Being able to reduce the inflammation and pain you are experiencing by taking medication can be one way you can move forward with life and enjoy it further.