When RA first starts, a lot of folks lose weight. That’s because active untreated RA suppresses the appetite. Once treated, the appetite returns and RA patients can gain the weight back. Whether Humira has an additional weight promoting effect beyond its anti-inflammatory effect is not clear.
About Joan Bathon, M.D.
Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.