Arthritis medications and other arthritis treatments are intended to improve arthritis signs and symptoms, relieve pain, or slow the progression of the disease. That's the goal and potential benefit associated with their use. But there are possible negative consequences of treatment, too. Both must be considered. That's essentially what it means to weigh the benefits and the risks.
Makes sense that you should weigh benefits and risks of treatment -- but how do you go about doing that? Obviously, you should start by talking to your doctor. Find out what you should discuss in How Do You Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Arthritis Treatment?
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