Humira Uses

Humira for Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of joint inflammation in people with psoriasis. Not all people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis. Some symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include painfully inflamed joints and changes in the eyes and the fingernails.
Humira is approved to reduce the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. For psoriatic arthritis, Humira does more than just improve the symptoms; Humira actually helps prevent joint damage and worsening of the disease.
Humira for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means that for some reason the immune system mistakes a person's own cells as invaders and attacks them, causing damage. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, scientists still do not know the cause or causes of rheumatoid arthritis.
There are many symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, including chronic pain, along with tender, warm, and swollen joints. Humira is approved to treat the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and can also prevent future joint damage.
Humira for Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that leads to inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. Common symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and other symptoms like rectal bleeding or extreme urgency to have a bowel movement. At this time, the causes of ulcerative colitis are not fully understood.
Although ulcerative colitis complications can be quite severe, there is one cure -- surgery (see Ulcerative Colitis Surgery). However, because surgery is not for everyone, there are also nonsurgical treatment options, such as:
Humira is approved to treat moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis in adults who have tried (but not responded adequately to) immunosuppressant medications.
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