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 the best rheumatologists in Coimbatore utilizes 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. One may get a new lease on life. Our aim with the department of rheumatology is to become the best Hospital for rheumatology in Coimbatore.

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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.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which means that it is caused by an attack on healthy body tissue by the immune system. However, what causes this is not yet known. Normally, the immune system produces antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses, which help combat infection.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes healthy tissue to mistakenly attack a person's immune system. RA may have wide-ranging consequences when left untreated. RA can affect many of the body's organs along with the joints, including the heart, eyes, and brain, as well as the skeleton.

Tender, warm, swollen joints.
Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity.
Fatigue, fever and loss of appetite.

While there is no cure for arthritis, treatments have improved dramatically in recent years and there is a significant advantage in starting treatment at an early stage for many forms of arthritis, particularly inflammatory arthritis. What caused your arthritis can be hard to tell.


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