Researchers at Novartis, a pharmaceutical company based in Basel, Switzerland, have seen positive results in tests of the company’s drug AIN457 (also known as secukinumab) as a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In studies of the drug, people with AS showed rapid and statistically-significant improvement when taking secukinumab compared to people taking placebo (inactive treatment).
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People living with the chronic demands of arthritis often feel guilt when their symptoms interfere with daily life, social functions, and personal and community responsibilities. A shift in perspective, however, might help assuage that guilt and help the person live a more fulfilling life.
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MEDICINES AND TREATMENTS
People with knee osteoarthritis should first turn to physical therapy (PT), weight loss or over-the-counter or prescribed self-administered medications for symptom relief; however,should these treatments fail to relieve discomfort, it may be time to consider having medicines injected into your knee.
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Coconut milk gives this quick vegetarian dish a luxurious feel even though it requires fewer than 10 ingredients and is a snap to prepare.
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