The infusion center at Rheumatology Solutions is a comfortable place, staffed by educated and skilled registered nurses. Sometimes our patients hesitate when it comes to infusion therapy, but our experts find the benefits outnumber the drawbacks.
In this post, we explore some of the benefits of infusion therapy that we see in our patients. This is not a complete list. Your condition, the other treatments you’ve attempted, and even your personal preferences affect whether or not a particular element of the treatment is a benefit or not.
1. The conditions
Infusion therapy can be used to treat several conditions, and many of them have historically been difficult to manage. Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Reactive arthritis
Often, in these conditions, symptoms vary from person-to-person, and the treatment that is effective for one person is not for another. In some situations, a treatment that works well for months or years simply stops being effective.
2. The medications
The medications that are delivered via infusion therapy in our clinic are sometimes called “biologics.” Conventional medications are chemical compounds, typically delivered in pill form, though they may also be injections or patches. Biologics, on the other hand, are much more complex and usually contain material derived from natural sources, whether human, animal, or microorganisms. These medications are often delicate and sensitive to heat or cold.
Biologics are a relatively new type of treatment, but have been studied extensively. For some conditions biologics are the only treatment avenue available, or they may be the only effective treatment.
The conditions that may be treated by infusion therapy can be debilitating. Patients who have spent years searching for an effective way to manage their symptoms may find relief with infusion therapy, allowing them to pursue activities they enjoy or spend more time with friends and family. Quality of life is important, and infusion therapy can help improve it.
When you come to our infusion center, your treatment is monitored by highly qualified registered nurses. We make sure that your infusion goes smoothly and that you don’t have any kind of reaction.
We work to make sure our infusion center is a comfortable place. The length of time you’re here depends on your specific condition and treatment. Some infusions take longer than others. We want the atmosphere to be soothing so that you can relax during your treatment.
If your doctor has suggested infusion therapy to treat your condition, you probably have questions about what type of medication they recommend, how often you need treatments, and how long your infusion is likely to last. We’re always happy to answer your questions. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about infusion therapy and to explore how you might benefit.