A Rheumatoid specialist is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of Rheumatoid Disease. Rheumatoid Disease is an autoimmune systemic disorder characterized by the chronic inflammation of joints. It can cause extensive damage to a wide variety of organ systems, including the lungs, heart, eyes, skin and blood vessels. Centennial Hills Autoimmune Specialist, Dr. Chanu Dasari is a leading physician specialist providing comprehensive evaluation and precise treatment options for Rheumatoid disease at his Henderson clinic.
Early Signs & symptoms of rheumatoid disease include:
In early stages, Rheumatoid disease will affect your smaller joints particularly the joints of hands and feet causing arthritis. As the disease progresses, it spreads to the wrist, knee, ankle, elbow, hip, and shoulder in a symmetrical fashion.
It is essential to schedule an appointment with your doctor if you have persistent discomfort, redness, pain, and swelling in your joints. Timely diagnosis of Rheumatoid disease has a higher chance of preventing multi-organ damage.
Rheumatoid disease is effectively treated with medications and self-management strategies. Treatment includes the use of medications that slow the disease process and prevent joint deformity, called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and low-dose corticosteroids to lower swelling and pain. Self-management strategies have proven to reduce pain and disability, allowing you to pursue the activities important to you. Owing to the chronic nature and complex widespread organ damage, it is necessary that you visit your doctor or specialist for appropriate treatment and self-management strategies.