Department of Rheumatology
Rheumatic diseases affect your bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, and muscles. Arthritis is a term used for conditions that affect your joints. Sometimes they are called Musculoskeletal Diseases.
A few of the common Rheumatic Disorders are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Spondyloarthropathies — Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
- Sjogren’s Syndrome Gout
- Infectious Arthritis
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
How is a Rheumatoid Disease diagnosed?
Rheumatoid Diseases happen when your immune system messes itself up and attacks the tissues of the body. Even doctors are not sure about how this happens. Sometimes it can be due to genes, or it can also be because of outside pollution, cigarette smoke, dust, etc., and gender has also played a significant role in this. It is said that rheumatoid diseases happen more in women than in men. We are amongst the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Mumbai.
Being one of the best hospitals for Rheumatology in Mumbai, we do our best in diagnosing and treating all Rheumatoid Diseases. Rheumatoid Arthritis can be challenging to diagnose in its early stages because the early signs and symptoms may also show symptoms of many other diseases. There is no one blood test or physical finding to confirm Rheumatoid Arthritis. During the physical exam, the doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness, and warmth. They may also check your reflexes and muscle strength. The tests which will be conducted for diagnosis are blood tests and imaging tests.
Patients choose us for their treatment because we are one of the best hospital for Rheumatology in Mumbai. You will experience the best care and treatment here. All our technological advancements are solely dedicated to the betterment of our patients. It is the combined effort of training and patience that makes our Rheumatology department, a class apart, and that is why we are known as one of the best hospitals for the treatment of Rheumatoid Diseases in Mumbai. We will help you in going through all the options and assist you in making healthy and fully informed decisions. Rheumatology is a branch of medicine that deals with Autoimmune and Inflammatory conditions that affect the Musculoskeletal system, including joints, muscles, bones, and soft tissues. Some common Rheumatic Diseases include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Lupus, Gout, and Vasculitis.
Having a dedicated Department of Rheumatology in our hospital ensures that patients with Rheumatic conditions receive specialised care from healthcare professionals with expertise in this field.
Research in Rheumatology aims to better understand the underlying causes of these conditions and to develop more effective treatments.
Treatment for Rheumatic Diseases and Conditions
Our hospital is one of the best hospitals for Rheumatology in Mumbai, which treats all Rheumatoid Diseases and gives expert treatment to our patients. Rheumatoid Diseases happen when your immune system messes itself up and attacks the tissues of the body. Even doctors are not sure about how this happens. Sometimes it can be due to genes, or it can also be because of outside pollution, cigarette smoke, dust, etc., and gender has also played a significant role in this. It is said that Rheumatoid Diseases happen more in women than in men.
We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Mumbai. Our physicians being some of the best rheumatologists in Mumbai, provides constant care to patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain.
Our Doctors – Rheumatologists
The Department of Rheumatology at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai has some of the best set of doctors, surgeons, and specialists who specialize in rheumatology. They are well-trained and have an excellent knowledge of their work and specialization. They excel in their fields and treat their patients with the utmost care. We are also one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Mumbai and make sure that our patients have a satisfactory journey of treatment here. We can assure you that your ward will be in great hands and will have a very comfortable journey to recovery. It is our sole responsibility to give the best that we can. Being amongst some of the best hospital for rheumatology in Mumbai, we provide you with expert opinion for every little health problem that you are going through during the treatment of rheumatoid diseases.
- What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases affecting the Musculoskeletal system and connective tissues. Medical professionals who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- What is Scleroderma?
It means hard skin. It is of two types: Localised Scleroderma and Systemic Sclerosis. Localized Scleroderma is very common in children and adults. It can harden the skin and everything beneath it like fat, collective tissue, muscle, and bone. Systemic Sclerosis can affect many body parts, including skin, blood vessels, organs, muscles, and joints. We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of Scleroderma in Mumbai, and we provide all the medical facilities for its treatment. The symptoms of Scleroderma are digestive trouble, dry mouth, eyes, skin or vagina, calcium lumps under your skin, weak muscles, thickened skin on your fingers, etc. The treatment for Scleroderma is a blood test that includes the Antinuclear antibody, Centromere Antibody (ACA)/centromere pattern, and SCL-70 antibody. We have some of the best Rheumatologists for the treatment of Scleroderma in Mumbai.
- What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
This disease usually starts as lower back pain. It also involves the joints where the spine attaches to the pelvis. Being one of the best hospitals for the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Mumbai, we have the best medical team for its treatment. The symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis are
- Gradual pain in the lower back and buttocks
- Lower back pain that worsens and goes up to the spine
- Pain felt between the shoulder blades and also in the neck
- Pain and stiffness in the back, especially while resting and when getting up
- Pain which starts in the middle back and then upper back and neck (after 5-10 years)
If the condition worsens, your spine may become stiffer, and it may become hard to bend for everyday activities. The treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis is an X-ray of the back and a blood test for a protein called HLA-B27. We have some of the best Rheumatologists for the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis in Mumbai.
- What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?
This is an auto-immune disease where the immunity system destroys the tissues of the body. We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of Systematic Lupus Erythematosus in Mumbai. The symptoms of Systematic Lupus Erythematosus is joint pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, rashes, sun sensitivity, hair loss, problems in other organs such as kidneys, blood disorders such as Anaemia, chest pain, Seizures, and Strokes. The treatment for Systematic Lupus Erythematosus is a physical exam, urine test, and blood test, which includes the Antinuclear antibody test (ANA). Most people with lupus have a positive ANA blood test, Anti-double stranded DNA antibody (Anti-dsDNA), and Anti-Smith antibody (Anti-Sm). We have some of the best Rheumatologist for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Mumbai.
- What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is not a problem that is linked to your immune system. It results from damage to cartilage, the cushiony material on the end of your bones. As it increases, your joints hurt and become harder to move. It usually affects the hips, knees, lower back, neck, fingers, and feet. The symptoms of osteoarthritis are swelling, pain, warmth, and stiffness. Being one of the best hospitals for the treatment of osteoarthritis in Mumbai, we diagnose our patients thoroughly and give them treatment accordingly. The treatment for osteoarthritis is blood tests, physical exams and an MRI for a picture of the inside of your joint. We have some of the best rheumatologists for the treatment of Osteoarthritis in Mumbai.
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