Diseases of rheumatology
A profile of rheumatologist due to the fact that many diseases can affect the connective tissue of man. The task of the expert becomes the diagnosis of diseases affecting human health. For example, the common reason for joint pain may be the presence of sexually transmitted infections, which a rheumatologist should be able to diagnose. The cause of the pain can also be liver disease, metabolic disorders, obesity and flat feet. In each case the doctor must find the right approach and choose an effective treatment, considering other comorbidities. The main specifics of the specialist – continuous monitoring of patients.
Most diseases in rheumatology are chronic in nature, this means that the patient must periodically visit your doctor to monitor the treatment progress and current status of the disease.
The doctor treats arthritis, osteoarthritis, spondylitis, lupus, scleroderma, Raynaud's phenomenon. Specialty doctors include vascular disease, polymyalgia, osteoporosis. Some rheumatologists are treating polymyositis, dermatomyositis, rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease and Eritrea.
During diagnosis the physician may conduct various procedures. Often the doctor prescribes blood tests for diagnosis, ultrasound, x-rays, analysis of joint fluid, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), biopsy, ECG. Depending on the disease doctor may prescribe different methods of testing. Most often x-rayed with the help of which you can identify most of the diseases of the joints.
If necessary, the doctor conducts a consultation with other specialists, to more accurately get a picture of the disease and prescribe the most effective treatment.
Refer to a rheumatologist is needed in that case, if after waking up you feel some pain or stiffness in the joints, or are you in any pain when walking or performing any movements. You should also consult a doctor if the background of the severe pain you have, the temperature increases. However, most patients are referred to a rheumatologist after consultation with other doctors or after preliminary diagnosis. Common symptoms the need of help is the appearance of spider veins on the hands and feet, increased and redness of the ears, the joints increase in volume, any violation of the color of the skin of the extremities.