RHEUMATOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY

Rheumatic diseases are inflammatory and often autoimmune in nature. That means that your immune system erroneously attacks healthy tissues. Rheumatic diseases tend to affect the following parts of the musculoskeletal system:

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Tendons and ligaments

One can see rheumatic diseases lumped under the general term “arthritis.” While rheumatic diseases do encompass some forms of arthritis, they also include many other conditions. While rheumatologists do treat the most common type of arthritis — osteoarthritis — it isn’t considered a rheumatic disease. That’s because osteoarthritis is caused by the natural wearing down of cartilage and bone around joints as opposed to inflammation.

Treatment for immune - mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissue, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis and heritable connective tissue disorders. Expertise management and super specialized care for various Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases.

What are the most common symptoms?

Some of the most common symptoms of rheumatoid diseases include:

  • Aches and pains, often but not always involving your joints
  • Swelling, which can be in and around your joints, or in other parts of the body
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion
  • Feelings of tiredness of fatigue
  • Malaise or general feelings of being unwell
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Each type of rheumatic disease can affect different parts of your body and have unique symptoms. The autoimmune diseases not only have joint involvement but can affect many systems of the body.

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