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rheumatoid arthritis image Anakinra May Help Ease the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anakinra blocks the action of the protein interleukin-1 (IL-1). IL-1 is produced in excessive amounts in people with RA. High levels of IL-1 contribute to the joint pain, swelling, and stiffness of RA. By blocking IL-1, anakinra can help reduce these symptoms.

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Chinese herb image Some people may consider turning to alternative medicine to manage their disease. But what has been proven to work and what hasn't? Search here for detailed information on almost 200 conditions, nearly 350 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions.