Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that can significantly reduce a person's quality of lifeMedications can help manage symptoms, and some people also benefit from natural remedies.
Several medication-free measures can help reduce the discomfort of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). These drugs can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and save the joints and other tissues from permanent damage
Common DMARDs include methotrexate (Trexall, Otrexup, others), leflunomide (Arava), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine).