Those suffering from arthritis know the inconvenience that comes with debilitating joint pain. If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Active Psoriatic Arthritis, or Active Ankylosing Spondylitis, you’ve likely been talking to your physician regarding some potential treatments to manage your illness. During the discussion, you may have heard the name Simponi Aria (golimumab); it is an injectable drug that treats rheumatoid, psoriatic, or ankylosing arthritis.
How does Simponi Aria work? From Drugs.com:
“Simponi Aria belongs to a group of medications called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers. It works by preventing the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-alpha, which is made by your immune system, from interacting with its receptors. TNF-alpha plays an important role in activating signaling pathways in the body, including those involved in inflammation, and fighting infection and cancer. However, excessive production of TNF-alpha can be harmful and contribute to the development of chronic inflammatory disease such as arthritis. Simponi Aria helps by blocking the damage caused by too much TNF-alpha.”
In a simplified but still nuanced explanation, Simponi Aria works by blocking TNF-alpha receptors which thus prevents the inflammation associated with rheumatoid, psoriatic, and ankylosing arthritis. Because Simponi Aria blocks the body’s TNF-alpha receptors, it also reduces the body’s ability to provide immunological responses to infections. Therefore, a specialist Rheumatologist is necessary to determine the risk factors for each patient. The next step is to find a rheumatologist and office within your insurance network and close to home.
Core Health Infusion Center is ready to receive you and begin the specialist consultation for your rheumatoid, psoriatic, or ankylosing arthritis. Dr. Myneni is our Rheumatology specialist, located on the Ground Floor of the Melchor Pavilion at El Camino Hospital. Located in Mountain View, CA. Core Health Infusion Center is a fully equipped infusion facility with nursing staff ready to administer. Our office is pleased to offer private infusion rooms with snack and drink amenities, as well as kind and attentive nursing staff.
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