Rheumatology

MedAdvisor Rheumatology

Treatment of rheumatic diseases abroad

Rheumatology is the field of medicine that deals with the evaluation and treatment of people with autoimmune diseases and diseases of the joints, including arthritis. The branches of rheumatology include basic research, as well as clinical diagnosis and long-term treatment of patients with these diseases.

 

Rheumatologists are general practitioners with specialized knowledge and skills in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Doctors of this specialty treat patients with pain and disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, bones and other connective tissues.

When it is necessary to see Rheumatologist

We all have common musculoskeletal pain from time to time, which lasts only a few days. But when pain in the joints, muscles, neck, back and bones is severe and persistent, not going through many weeks, you should consult a doctor.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis is difficult to diagnose in its early stages, because the first signs can mimic the symptoms of many other diseases. There is no special uniform blood test or physical data to confirm the diagnosis. During a physical examination, the doctor checks the patient’s joints for the presence of edema, redness and heat, testing reflexes and muscle strength.

 

Rheumatologists are experts in this field and are able to evaluate the primary symptoms in order to quickly diagnose and correctly and initiate appropriate treatment.

Common symptoms of the disease include:

There are over 200 different rheumatic diseases. Among the most common ones are:

Treatment

There is currently no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. The treatment is aimed at eliminating pain. But clinical studies show that symptom remission is likely when treatment begins at an early stage with drugs known as disease-modifying antirheumatic products. And also with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids.

Surgery

If medications cannot prevent or slow down damage to the joints, the patient and doctor can decide on surgery to repair the damaged joints. Surgery can help restore the ability to use the joint at a normal pace, without feeling the pain.

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