Patients with autoimmune rheumatic disorders are treated in the Rheumatology Department, which is a superspecialty department. Patients with rheumatic disorders have misdirected immune systems that, rather than protecting them, cause harm to one or more organs, including joints. Due to a lack of widespread knowledge, these patients are frequently misdiagnosed or detected late.
What does a
A rheumatologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists, unlike orthopedists, do not perform surgery to treat joint disorders. Many rheumatologists also figure out what causes rheumatoid arthritis and do research to identify better treatment choices.
Outpatient clinics are where most rheumatologists work. A rheumatologist, on the other hand, is usually associated with a hospital and works with patients who are hospitalised with a rheumatic disease. For an appointment with a rheumatologist, a recommendation from a primary care physician is required, though some rheumatologists may accept visits without one.
Why Parvathy Hospital for Rheumatology?
At Parvathy Hospital, we believe in early diagnosis and cost-effective treatment using the most up-to-date protocols. We strongly believe in shared decision making, in which the patient's family and treating rheumatologist discuss and agree on a treatment regimen that is appropriate for the patient while keeping current standards in mind and balancing the patient's physical, mental, and financial circumstances.
Rheumatic diseases treated at Parvathy Hospital:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Reactive Arthritis
- Septic Arthritis
- Sle- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus / Lupus
- Systemic Sclerosis / Scleroderma
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Rheumatic Fever
- Juvenile Arthritis
- Soft Tissue Rheumatism
- State of the art Rheumatology clinic
- Biological therapy – latest drugs to treat Rheumatological conditions
- Inpatient care for disease flares
- ICU care for Rheumatological Emergencies
- Intra-articular (joint) injections
- Day care services for biological therapy and cyclophosphamide injections
- Personalised exercise programmes
- State of the art Physiotherapy modalities
- Regular patient counselling / education programmes
When To Consult A Rheumatologist ?
- Any Joint Pain Without History Of Fall / Trauma
- Multiple Joint Pains
- Early Morning Stiffness
- Low Back Ache
- Neck Stiffness
- Generalised Body Pains
- Excessive Fatigue
- Photosensitivity – Rashes Appearing In Sun Exposed Areas
- Oral Ulcers
- Excessive Hair Loss
- Dryness Of Mouth / Eyes
- Recurrent Redness Of Eyes
- Recurrent Abortions
- Chronic Fever
- Numbness / Pale Fingertips On Cold Exposure
- Skin Tightness
- Unexplained ILD/ Pulmonary Hypertension
- Recurrent Red eyes
- Non healing ulcers / gangrene
In addition to providing clinical care to patients, our rheumatologist participates in educational activities and webinars in social media, print media, visual media, and other venues to raise awareness about rheumatology with the goal of helping patients better understand rheumatic diseases and dispelling myths and providing facts about current rheumatology updates directly with patients at regular intervals.