Rheumatology (Muscle & Joint)
The Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at Aakash Healthcare is unique in many ways where qualified consultants work together to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to all arthritis and autoimmune diseases. We undertake both routine and specialised laboratory investigations required to diagnose and treat all common and unusual rheumatological conditions. Our orthopaedic team helps the patients with arthroscopies and joint replacements as and when required. Excellent ancillary support with full- fledged physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments make the care for arthritis patients complete.
Key Medical Procedure/Services
It is a type of arthritis that attacks the spine and, in some people, the joints of the arms and legs.It can also involve the skin, intestines and eyes. The main symptom (what you feel) in most patients is low back pain. This occurs most often in axial spondyloarthritis.
Dermatomyositis is an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash.Treatment can clear the skin rash and help you regain muscle strength and function.
Fibromyalgia is a neurologic chronic health condition that causes pain all over the body and other symptoms.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis that affects children. It used to be known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, but the name was recently changed to reflect the differences between childhood arthritis and adult forms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling (inflammation) in some joints.
Osteoporosis is a common condition. Bone is living tissue that is in a constant state of regeneration. The body removes old bone (called bone resorption) and replaces it with new bone (bone formation). By their mid-30s, most people begin to slowly lose more bone than can be replaced. As a result, bones become thinner and weaker in structure.
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis.Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis can develop psoriatic arthritis.Both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are chronic autoimmune diseases – meaning, conditions in which certain cells of the body attack other cells and tissues of the body.
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints. The condition can also affect other tissues throughout the body. The specific causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unknown, though smoking increases the risk of disease and the severity of rheumatoid arthritis.
Sarcoidosis is a disease characterized by the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in any part of your body — most commonly the lungs and lymph nodes. But it can also affect the eyes, skin, heart and other organs.
Scleroderma is a chronic disease that causes the skin to become thick and hard, a build up of scar tissue, and damage to internal organs such as the heart and blood vessels, lungs, stomach and kidneys. The effects of scleroderma vary widely and range from minor to life-threatening, depending on how widespread the disease is and which parts of the body are affected.
Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic (long lasting) disorder that causes insufficient moisture production in some glands of the body, primarily in the eyes and mouth.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a disease of the immune system. Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. However, in lupus, the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body.
Vasculitis is the inflammation of the body’s blood vessels. Vasculitis can affect very small blood vessels (capillaries), medium size blood vessels, or large blood vessels such as the aorta (the main blood vessel that leaves the heart).These vessels include arteries and veins..
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