I must say that the list of diseases that healsdoctor-rheumatologist, very long and is about a hundred diseases, characterized by the defeat of bones, spine, joints, muscles, vessels, internal organs. If the connective tissue of several systems and organs is involved in the pathological process, then we are talking about ailments with an autoimmune mechanism of development. Rheumatic diseases adversely affect the quality of life and often lead to disability. They, as a rule, proceed in a chronic progressive form with periodic relapses.
Most often the doctor of this profile is contactedwith stiffness and pain in the joints. Such complaints are numerous and come from people of different ages, so today the demand for such a doctor as a rheumatologist is high. What he heals, we know approximately, and now we list a few diseases.
These are joint diseases, inflammatory anddystrophic. The first are arthritis: rheumatoid, juvenile, idiopathic, reactive, infectious, as well as osteoarthritis, adult Still's disease, gout, Bechterew's disease. Degenerative diseases include deforming osteoarthrosis.
What does this doctor still treat? Systemic vasculitis is a number of diseases of different etiology, united by a single symptom - inflammation of blood vessels. We will mention some of them: nodular periarteritis, Wegener's granulomatosis, Kawasaki's disease, Takayasu's arteritis, Burger's disease, Horton's arteritis and others.
Another ailment related to this areamedicine, is an acute rheumatic fever, more commonly known as rheumatism. The disease is characterized by the development of the pathological process in the heart membranes, usually in children aged 7 to 15 years.
What symptoms do we need a rheumatologist? What heals, we know, now turn to the first signs of rheumatic diseases. They are described below.
- Periodic occurrence of edema and joint pain (one or more).
- Morning stiffness and pain, which are observed daily for quite a long time.
- Limited mobility in the knees, lower back, neck and other joints, passed into a chronic form.