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Rheumatology

Overview

Rheumatic diseases are inflammation that affects the connecting or supporting structures of the body. It most commonly affects the joints. The tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles are also sometimes affected. Rheumatic diseases are diagnosed and treated by a branch of medicine called rheumatology.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals in Chennai that offers a wide range of services to patients for diagnosis and treatment of joint, bone and connective tissue diseases. The Rheumatology Department seeks to fuse together expertise, research and finest technologies to provide comprehensive and individually-tailored treatment plans

As one of the best hospitals for treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Chennai, we use well maintained instruments and machines required for the rheumatology lab and the patients’ are treated with advanced therapies. Even though the conditions may be critical, the department is staffed with trained technicians and physicians who provide the best treatment possible.

Gleneagles Global Health City offers a number of treatments for the following diseases:

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

We at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai understand the importance of your problem and provide you with the best of services in the present day.

We are amongst the best hospitals for treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Chennai with many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. Our facility is well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

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Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for rheumatology in Chennai. We have top rheumatology specialists that help in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases to get the right diagnosis for diseases like pain and disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, bones and other connective tissues.

  • How is a rheumatoid disease diagnosed?

It is very difficult to make a precise diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid disease can be diagnosed by physical exams, blood tests, imaging tests and sometimes family history.

  • How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Due to the early signs and symptoms mimic those of many other diseases, it is difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages. To confirm the diagnosis, there is no one blood test or physical finding.

  • What are the common blood tests done to diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Common tests to diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis are:

  1. Rheumatoid factor
  2. Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide
  3. C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  4. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  5. Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
  • What is the Rheumatoid Factor Blood Test?

The amount of rheumatoid factor in your blood is measured by this blood test. Rheumatoid factors are proteins that attack healthy tissue in your body which are produced by your immune system.

We have a few of the best facilities for the treatment of rheumatoid conditions with excellent diagnostic methods and infrastructure.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Chennai. We have a few of the best rheumatology doctors that specialize in care of this disease. These specialists perform medical and surgical rheumatoid procedures, and often deal with advanced forms of rheumatoid disease in patients.

What causes rheumatic disease?

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when the synovium is attacked by the immune system. Synovium is the lining of the membranes that surround your joints. The resulting inflammation leads to thickening of the synovium destroying the cartilage and bone within the joint.

What are the common rheumatic disorders?

Common Rheumatic Disorders are:

  • Osteoarthritis

When flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down, it causes this type of arthritis. It occurs when the protective cushions the ends of your bones wear down over time. Read more

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

The most common type of autoimmune arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. This type of arthritis is caused when the immune system is not working properly. Pain and swelling in the wrist and small joints of the hand and feet is caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the healthy tissue gets attacked by the immune system of the body. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus affects the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. Read more

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. It might affect the other joints as well. It leads to severe, chronic pain and discomfort due to the inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae).

  • Gout

It is a form of arthritis that is caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are shown due to the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to them.

  • Scleroderma

Also known as systemic sclerosis, this is a chronic connective tissue disease. It is generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It occurs in some patients with psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body, and its symptoms vary from person to person.

  • Infectious Arthritis

It is an infection in the joint. A bacterial, viral or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body causes this infection. Intense pain in the joint is one of the symptoms of infectious arthritis.

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

In children under the age of 16, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause:

  • Persistent joint pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder. It causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders. Signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are worse in the morning and usually begin quickly.

  • Reactive Arthritis

Reactive arthritis is joint pain and swelling which is triggered by an infection in another part of your body. It is most common in your intestines, genitals or urinary tract.

Rheumatic diseases are inflammation that affects the connecting or supporting structures of the body. They are diagnosed and treated by a branch of medicine called Rheumatology. Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Chennai which offers comprehensive treatment and care for all autoimmune diseases. Our department has a few of the best facilities for the treatment of rheumatoid conditions with excellent diagnostic methods and infrastructure. We specialize in diagnosing and treating rheumatoid diseases and rheumatoid arthritis, and aim to provide healthy and quick recovery for all the patients.

Dr Sham S

M.B.B.S, M.D, D.M

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