autoimmune disease

What is Autoimmune Disease, signs and symptoms

Hi I am go Dr. Puneet Mashru, consultant Rheumatologist

Whenever I introduce my self Rheumatologist very often when you will be asked who is Rheumatologist? what do you do? we all know who is a cardiologist who is an ophthalmologist in the chest physician etc. but Rheumatologist is a specialist deals with diseases involving the muscles ligament joints and autoimmune diseases.

What is Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune disease meaning the immune system it is there to protected from infections for example is it cold cough in the stomach that Kills of the infection but when the symptoms are taking it on cell is known as autoimmune disease.

What is the difference between Rheumatologist and Orthopaedic?

Orthopaedic is a surgeon, who deals with fractures, trauma Injury etc as a Rheumatologist I deal with more than 100 type of Arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing Spondylitis, psoriatic Arthritis. connective tissue disease like lupus. scleroderma syndrome. vasculitis. Crystal arthropathy is like Gaout. Still disease fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis etc.

we have very effective medications to control the disease many of them don’t have a cure, it is very important to diagnose these conditions early as it can not only damage the joints permanently but can also lead to damage another vital organs like lung, Kidneys, Nurves etc. If you have join swelling joint pain back pain with morning stiffness lastest more than half an hour, which gets better with activity. Your fingers turning white and blue do visit a Rheumatologist today I get your self diagnosed and treated.

Thank you.
Dr Puneet Mashru

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