Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a medical specialty in which diseases related to the immune system are studied.
Rheumatology

 

What is Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a medical specialty in which diseases related to the immune system are studied. Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that especially affect muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues. In addition to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, that are caused by the immune system targeting one's own body, degenerative articular problems such as osteoarthritis are also in the specialty of rheumatology. In the treatment processes, rheumatologists focus on improving the quality of life of patients by using various methods such as medications, physical therapy and lifestyle changes.

What Applications Does the Rheumatology Clinic Perform

The rheumatology clinic deals with diseases of the immune system and connective tissue. This clinic specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of various autoimmune diseases. These diseases are as follows:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): It is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the joints.The rheumatology clinic deals with the diagnosis and management of RA.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus): It is a far-reaching autoimmune disease that affects connective tissue. Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: It is a type of autoimmune disease that affects the spine. The rheumatology clinic deals with the diagnosis and management of ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Scleroderma: It is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that affects the skin and internal organs. Rheumatologists provide services in the diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma.
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis: They are autoimmune diseases that affect the muscles. The rheumatology clinic deals with the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
  • Behçet's Disease: It is an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels in the body. Rheumatologists provide expertise in the diagnosis and management of Behçet's disease.
  • Gouty Arthritis: It is a condition that affects the joints due to advanced uric acid levels. The rheumatology clinic deals with the diagnosis and treatment of gouty arthritis.
  • Thyroiditis: It is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the thyroid gland becomes inflamed. Rheumatologists offer expertise in the diagnosis and management of thyroiditis.

 

     

    Liv Hospital Rheumatology Clinic

    At Liv Hospital Rheumatology Clinic, all diagnoses and treatments are successfully performed by doctors who are experts and experienced in their field. Support is also received from branches such as Endocrinology, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Neurology and Pain Outpatient Clinics when necessary for the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

    Early diagnosis is crucial

    Rheumatic diseases are diseases of the joints and surrounding soft tissue, that is, tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fibers. There are acute / chronic and inflammatory / non-inflammatory types. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important because the disease affects a person's movement function and the pain felt impairs the quality of life. Inflammatory rheumatisms affect the whole body The ‘degenerative joint disease’, also called calcification, is non-inflammatory and occurs as a result of cartilage wear, which is somewhat age-related. Inflammatory rheumatism is more severe and usually affects the entire body. There is a disorder in the immune system and the effect is seen in all connective tissue, that is, in almost all organs.

    Common rheumatic diseases:

    • Fibromyalgia / soft tissue rheumatism
    • Arthritis / osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Lower back and neck pain
    • Gout Lupus / systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Sjögren's syndrome
    • Scleroderma / primary systemic sclerosis
    • Familial Mediterranean fever