Biologic/biologic therapy is a method of treatment designed to stimulate or restore the function of the immune system. This advanced form of treatment can target specific areas of the immune system to treat chronic conditions such as asthma, nasal polyps, certain sinus conditions, and some skin conditions.
How Biologic Therapy is Performed
Biologic therapy works with the body’s immune system to relieve inflammation. It is given either through an oral pill or intravenously through an injection.
During your appointment, your provider will discuss which method is best for you.
Both forms of biologic therapy use monoclonal antibodies to target other antibodies, molecules, and cell receptors causing inflammation. Inflammation is often the root cause of chronic conditions, but can be challenging to treat without suppressing the entire immune system. Biologic therapy is able to target specific areas of the immune system without creating further damage.