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Rheumatology

Overview

Welcome to the Department of Rheumatology at Global Hospitals, Mumbai

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. Few of the common rheumatic disorders are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Lupus
  • Spondyloarthropathies -- ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
  • Sjogren’s syndrome gout
  • Scleroderma
  • RMA
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Mumbai. Our physicians being some of the best rheumatologist in Mumbai, provides constant care to patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain. 

The services provided by our hospital are 

  • Hospital consultations
  • Outpatient consultations
  • Speciality care for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases
  • Education on rheumatologic conditions and treatments
  • Outpatient diagnostic arthroscopy
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic intra-articular and soft tissue injections and aspirations

We provide the best services and technologies to evaluate, diagnose and treat our patients with the care and comfort that they need.

Department of Rheumatology: Why Choose Us?

Patients choose us for their treatment because we are one of the best hospitals for rheumatology in Mumbai. You will experience the best care and treatment here. All our technological advancements are solely dedicated for the betterment of our patients. It is the combined effort of training and patience that makes our rheumatology department, class-apart, and that is why we are known as the one amongst the best hospital 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. 

Being among the best hospitals for rheumatology in Mumbai, we provide you with all the medical assistance for the best treatment for you. We make sure that you never have any doubts about the medication we provide. We have the most experienced doctors and specialists to give you expert advice when you have any confusion regarding any matter. We have grown continuously and evolved to meet the needs of the families we serve Our department’s advantage is that, that we not only provide care and treatment but also promote preventive care by educating them about periodic comprehensive health check-ups.

Rheumatology Diagnosis

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 does this happen. Sometimes it can be due to genes, or it can also be because of the 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 hospital for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Mumbai. 

How do doctors diagnose rheumatoid arthritis? 

Being one of the best hospitals for rheumatology in Mumbai, we do our best in diagnosing and treating all the 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 about 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. 

 

What are the common blood tests done to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?

Few of the blood tests which are done to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis are:

  • Antibody blood test
  • Complete blood count
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate 
  • C-reactive protein

We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Mumbai, and we make sure to give the treatment which our patients require. 

What is the Rheumatoid Factor Blood Test?

Rheumatoid factor (RF) is an autoantibody and a protein that is produced by the immune system of the body. This test detects and measures RF in the blood and may be used to help in the diagnose of rheumatoid arthritis. We have the best rheumatologist in Mumbai for helping you in diagnosing any disease and provide you with the best medical treatment. 

Rheumatic Diseases And Conditions

What causes rheumatoid diseases?

Our hospital is one of the best hospitals for rheumatology in Mumbai, which treats all the 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 does this happen. Sometimes it can be due to genes, or it can also be because of the 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. A few causes of rheumatoid illnesses are:

  • Loss of motion in a joint or joints
  • Joints pain
  • inflammation - redness, swelling or warmth in a joint area

What are the common rheumatoid disorders?

Rheumatic diseases are known to be the inflammation that affects the connecting or supporting parts of the body — usually the joints, but also sometimes the tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Some rheumatic diseases may even affect the organs. These diseases can ultimately cause loss of function or movement in those body parts. But our hospital is one of the best hospitals for the treatment of rheumatoid diseases in Mumbai, and we will give the best treatment for these diseases.

Some of the common rheumatic disorders are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Gout
  • Scleroderma
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis 
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Reactive Arthritis

We have some of the best rheumatologist in Mumbai at the Rheumatology department who looks after all the patients personally and makes sure that they are given the best medical treatment that they require. 

Scleroderma

It means hard skin. It is of two types: Localized 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 for 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 rheumatologist for the treatment of scleroderma in Mumbai. 

Gout

It is a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joint. Usually, it is your big toe or a part of your foot. The symptoms for gout are intense joint pain, trouble in moving, inflammation and redness and discomfort. We are one of the best hospitals for the treatment of gout in Mumbai. The treatment for gout is a few lab tests such as synovial fluid analysis, uric acid, basic metabolism panel, complete blood count, and Tests for inflammation like rheumatoid factor and anti-nuclear antibodies. We have some of the best rheumatologist for the treatment of gout in Mumbai.

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 for 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 rheumatologist for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis in Mumbai.

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 the Systematic lupus erythematosus in Mumbai. The symptom 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, 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. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system attacks the own tissues of your body, and that causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. We are one of the best hospital for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Mumbai, and we provide all the medical facilities for its treatment. The symptoms for rheumatoid arthritis are fatigue, pain in multiple joints, joint stiffness, especially in the morning, lumps called rheumatoid nodules and problems in other organs such as eyes and lungs. The treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is done by taking fluid samples, x-rays and blood samples to look for any inflammation. The blood tests include 

  • Antinuclear antibody (ANA)
  • Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP)
  • Complete blood count
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • Rheumatoid factor (RF)
  • We have the best rheumatologist for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Mumbai for all the treatment and to give the best medical advice. 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is not a problem that is linked with 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 the treatment accordingly. The treatment for osteoarthritis is blood tests, physical exam and an MRI for a picture of the inside of your joint. We have some of the best rheumatologist for the treatment of Osteoarthritis in Mumbai.

Department of Rheumatology: Rheumatologists

The Department of Rheumatology at Global Hospitals, 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. 

Dr Samir Rajadhyaksha

MBBS, MD

Consultant

We are with you in your journey to better health

A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.