Gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis is a type of compound which is a form of gold salts needed for the treatment. It is a part of the treatment known as D M A R D (disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs). Gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t act right away from the first dosage. The compound acts like a shield which stops the disease to prevent joint damages and protect a patient from the certain disability of the body parts. Gold salts treatment takes time to get settled down and adjust to the patient’s internal function, but with the time it normally co-up with the body as the treatment progresses. Along with the time and progress report of a patient, the oral dosage may vary or even the number of injections pushed can be adjusted accordingly. Moreover it is seen that the desired results can take five to six month’s time.
Gold or myocrisin is nothing but a type of Disease modifying anti rheumatic drug (DMARDs), which is known to slow down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis rather than only by solving the symptoms like other DMARDs. Here gold injection doesn’t mean the metal gold, it is a compound that contains gold and it has the ability to reduce some activity of the immune system of a patient. Sodium aurothiomalate is its scientific name. Sometimes these gold injections are prescribed because gold has the property to decrease some sort of inflammation in the joints and it also helps in reducing pain and stiffness. Treatment by the gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis is not a new use in medical history, the traces of gold dust use was recorded from the early 1900’s.
Treatments of gold salts are carried away in two different methods, but it is never conducted simultaneously to a patient. The first is treating a patient with injecting intramuscular injection and other way is oral consumption of gold salts. With the both forms, in fact treating with gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis lies a serious problems of side effects. Some effects of G S are; mouth sores, skin rashes, nausea, diarrhea, sudden appetite loss, blood related and kidney related problems. Specifically majority of these side effects cause is due to the oral consumption of gold salts.
Medical benefits of the gold treatment is observed and limited to very few patients. But overall it has huge symptoms of side effects. Physicians need to monitor R A patients closely because of the extreme side effects, due to the risk associated with it, the actual benefits gets over shadowed. Treatment with gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis is being used very rarely now a day, but it is still in use for very few cases.
It is very debatable about the fact how compound consisting of gold can be beneficial for the R A treatment. Partial research which is conducted for this treatment indicates that gold salts accumulate slowly enabling the body to grow some sort of immune signal which slows down the process of pain and inflammation. Another studies shows that albumin a type of protein is emerged which has a unique properties to reduce pain and swelling along with mitochondrial activity. Medicines like N S A I D and D M A R D is replaced currently against the gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis treatment.