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SPECIALTIES > BONE & JOINT DISEASES

RE Pharmacy Specialties - Bone and Joint DiseasesBONE & JOINT DISEASES

RE Pharmacy services support optimal risk and benefits of medications pertaining numerous age-related ailments including – but not limited to – Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis.

Arthritis is a group of different diseases. It is also a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. They can also cause pain in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Some rheumatic disease may be caused by an autoimmune disorder and could affect the internal organs as well as connective tissues if got worse. This means the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells and tissues.

 

Among the list of diseases that RE can help you with include but not limited to the following:

– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Osteoarthritis
– Ankylosing Spondylitis
– Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is the most common type of an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis that affects more than 1.3 million Americans. It is a chronic disease that affect the joints and other parts of the body of how they look and function.

It can affect people at any age but most commonly between age of 30-50. Its an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks its own health tissue’s and cells causing inflammation in and around the joints.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease where gets worse over time and affects mostly middle-aged older adults. It affects mostly joint cartilage causing sometimes the breakdown of it. Most commonly affects hands, knees, hips or spine. OA could be primary of no known cause or secondary due to another disease, infection or drug use. You could be at risk for developing osteoarthritis if you have genetic joints defects, being overweight or obese or had severe injury to the joint that can lead to OA.

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine causing inflammation of the spine and large joints resulting in stiffness and pain. AS could damage the joints between the spine and hipbones or cause bony bridges to form between vertebrae in the spine fusing those bones. It is more common seen in younger kids.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease that causes body’s immune system to attack its own cells and tissues leading to episodes of inflammation to various parts of the body. It can affect joints, tendons, and skin. Also, can affect blood vessels and organs such as heart, kidneys, lungs and brain.

Resources

  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons – ABJS
  • The American Orthopedic Association – AOA
  • The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – AAOS

Referral Form

DOWNLOAD our Prescription Referral Forms for Bone and Joint Diseases here in .PDF format.

• Osteoporosis Referral Form

• Rheumatology A-K Referral Form

• Rheumatology L-R Referral Form

• Rheumatology S-Z Referral Form

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