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“Rheumatology is a subspecialty in internal medicine, to diagnose and treat rheumatic conditions. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissue, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and hereditary connective tissue disorders. ”


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What is Rheumatology?
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Many of these diseases are now known to be disorders of the immune system. Rheumatology is a branch of internal medicine and paediatrics that focuses on autoimmune diseases, heritable connective tissue disorders, soft tissues, and joints. Rheumatology treats more than 100 complex illnesses commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases, including numerous types of arthritis, lupus, and Sjögren’s syndrome. Rheumatology and immunology, the medical field that examines the immune system, have a lot in common given that many of these illnesses are now understood to be immune system disorders. Rheumatologists are medical professionals that focus on diseases that damage the connective tissues. Numerous medical specialisations concentrate on a single body part. Rheumatologists, however, are educated to consider the full individual because some autoimmune diseases and connective tissue disorders impact the entire body.
Rheumatologists frequently interact directly with the patients they treat. They often offer long-term aftercare. Even years after the pain or issue has been identified and treatment has started, some doctors still keep track of their patient’s progress.
Some rheumatic diseases include:
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seronegative spondyloarthritis
  • SLE
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Polyarthritis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Gout
  • Lyme disease
  • Scleroderma
  • Low back pain
  • Vasculitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rickets
  • serum sickness
  • Hyperextensible joints
  • Marfan syndrome
Autoimmune illnesses occur when your immune system generates unwanted inflammation throughout your body. Along with joints, muscles, and bones, they can impact your skin, eyes, and internal organs. Rheumatologists aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various issues. They also carry out studies to comprehend rheumatic disorders better.
Rheumatology practitioners may utilise various management techniques, including medication, physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and, in extreme situations, surgery. Drug therapy includes opiates, antidepressants, and anti-inflammatory medications.
Rheumatologists are actively looking into how immunology and autoimmune diseases are related. Biologics, a new class of drugs, is becoming a standard form of care for people with severe and persistent motor system disorders.
When should you consider visiting a Rheumatologist?
Almost everyone occasionally has some pain in their muscles or joints. However, it would be a good idea to see a rheumatologist if it persists for days or longer.
Some rheumatic disorders can be challenging to diagnose in their early stages. However, several of these ailments react best to early treatment, so it is preferable to contact a specialist as soon as possible. If left untreated, they could cause joint injury.
A rheumatologist should be consulted if you experience autoimmune or rheumatic disease symptoms, and you have a family history of these illnesses.

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