Health experts say the use of a drug that prevents a certain type of immune response is being used more frequently in people with arthritis than previously thought.
The drug is known as interleukin-6, or IL-6.
But many people with rheumatoid arthritis are not receiving it, so it has been difficult to figure out how much of it is causing their arthritis.
The drug is being tested more widely to help people with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes joint pain, stiffness and inflammation.
It has also been used in people who are allergic to the drug.
“There are now a lot of studies that are looking at the drug’s impact on arthritis, and we know it’s an important thing,” said Dr. James D. Anderson, a senior scientist with the National Institutes of Health.
It’s a big deal to have a drug to reduce the risk of developing arthritis, said Dr., Andrew L. Johnson, a professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
He added that people who get it should avoid smoking or taking certain drugs, as well as exercising.
“There’s a lot that’s happening in our bodies that we don’t recognize, and that’s something that has to be addressed,” he said.
While IL-4 and IL-7 are normally produced by the immune system to protect us from harmful viruses, they can also be found in our tissues, Dr. Johnson said.
They can make it difficult for our bodies to recognize and treat our own infections.
“So if we can prevent this, then we can be able to eliminate infections more effectively,” he added.
If you have an autoimmune disorder, you may be more susceptible to developing arthritis than other people.
But for some people, IL-5 can trigger arthritis by triggering the release of a type of protein called interleucin-1B.
When this protein is released in a particular place in the body, the body’s immune system attacks it, triggering inflammation.
And if it’s released in too much of a large enough volume, it can trigger an autoimmune response.
“In our studies, we’ve found that when people are treated with IL-3, they’re actually more likely to develop arthritis than people who aren’t being treated with the drug,” said study author Dr. William H. Schofield, a researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
He is also a professor in the department of medicine and biochemistry at Harvard Medical School.
The researchers say there is a clear benefit to taking the drug for at least a year.
If you have a chronic disease, such as a heart disease, diabetes or cancer, or you’re taking medications to treat it, it could be a long-term answer.
However, the researchers are also cautious about prescribing it too often.
For example, people who have a history of diabetes may be at higher risk for developing the condition.
For people with severe arthritis, taking the drugs can help reduce their pain, but also may worsen their arthritis, so the results are not always reliable, Dr Anderson said.
He also recommends using the drug with care.
“If you’re on the drug and you get an autoimmune reaction, you should get medical care immediately,” he advised.
As of March, more than 3.5 million people in the United States were using the treatment, which is used to treat arthritis in people over age 70, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
The study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
More information:For more on arthritis and diabetes, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Diabetes Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.