Rheumatology And Clinical Immunology

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The Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology of Sri Ramakrishna Hospital has over the years treated thousands of patients suffering from disorders like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Autoimmune Connective Tissue Diseases, Vasculitis, Interstitial Lung Disease and many others.

Here people who suffer from debilitating pain experience relief through treatments ranging from corticosteroid injections to biologics to viscosupplementation. Our team of experts utilises top flight technology for both diagnostics and treatment.

If you or somebody you know suffers from any of these conditions, do visit us and spend some time discussing it with one of our physicians. You may get a new lease on life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is arthritis and what are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Patients with arthritis have joint pain, swelling, early morning, and inactivity stiffness. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid long-term joint damage, deformity, and disability, and therefore a Rheumatologist's opinion should be sought as early as possible.

No, unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis yet. However, there are different types of traditional and contemporary treatments for arthritis to achieve remission (completely inactive disease). Targeted therapies including biologics have revolutionized the treatment of arthritis with very good outcomes.

The immune system normally helps our body to fight against any infections. However, in an autoimmune disease, our immune system attacks our own body/organs by mistaking them for a foreign body. Therefore, it is important to start appropriate treatment as early as possible to arrest disease progression and to avoid complications.

Yes, most arthritis or autoimmune diseases are systemic diseases and so they can affect any part of our body system from head to toes. Therefore, it is vital to be evaluated by a Rheumatologist, if patients have unexplained symptoms or abnormal blood test results suggesting inflammation.

Of course, specific diet and exercises help arthritis in most of the patients. However, diet and exercises alone do not help everyone and they have to be combined with disease-specific medical treatment in order to achieve better outcomes.


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