Doctor… I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis – Can I Drink Alcohol?
By Nathan Wei
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common chronic disease and the most common cause of crippling. RA affects roughly 2 million Americans.
The treatment of RA involves the use of two major types of medications. The first type is the anti-inflammatory group. These help with symptoms. The second type is the disease modifying group. These help slow the disease process down.
Both groups of medicines are metabolized through the liver. What that means is that it is not a good idea to use alcohol either heavily or …