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What is Autoimmune Disease? Dr. Ashish Badika

What is Autoimmune Disease? Dr. Ashish Badika, rheumatologyindore.com

A well-functioning immune system protects the body against disease and various infections. When the immune system fails, it starts destroying healthy cells, tissues, and organs without any purpose, or we can say mistakenly. These attacks, known as autoimmune diseases, have the ability to damage any region of the body, compromising bodily function and potentially posing a life-threatening hazard.

There are more than 100 autoimmune diseases. Some are well known to us, such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, while others are rare and difficult to diagnose. With unusual autoimmune diseases, people may suffer years before getting noticed about the internal damage with no proper diagnosis due to lack of understanding. While most of these diseases have no cure or treatment, some diseases need close monitoring and may require lifelong treatment to ease symptoms.

What is Autoimmune Disease? Dr. Ashish Badika, rheumatologyindore.com

Autoimmune diseases are affecting more people for reasons unknown. Likewise, the causes of these diseases remain a mystery.

Studies indicate that these diseases may be the result of interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Even lifestyle has increased the chances for these diseases. Some studies also indicate that gender, race, and ethnicity characteristics link for developing an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are more common when people are in contact with certain environmental exposures also.

One must be cautious of such diseases and must have a regular visit to their known physician & get the check-up done for such diseases.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Lead to Increased Risks of Heart Attacks - Dr. Ashish Badika

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Lead to Increased Risks of Heart Attacks – Dr. Ashish Badika

Rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of heart disease as it is associated with inflammation that affects not only the joints but also the heart. If left untreated, it can cause active inflammation to spread throughout the body, including the cardiovascular system, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Effects on the heart in people with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation spreads to the blood vessels and leads to narrowing. Arteries supplying the heart with oxygen and nutrients can get blocked in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, even if they do not have significant CVD risk factors. This can lead to angina, heart attacks, sudden death, and heart failure.

People with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart attack and are twice as likely to develop heart failure and peripheral vascular disease compared to people without rheumatoid arthritis. Patients with active rheumatoid arthritis also have a higher risk of heart attacks than patients with controlled diseases.

People must consult their doctor for rheumatoid arthritis as this disease is treatable but only if taken care of in its early stage. Ignorance may lead to unrepairable damages not only increased chances of a heart attack but also sudden death.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Exercise A Must

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Exercise A Must – rheumatologyindore.com

It has been seen that people who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis are the people who either ignore the early symptoms or think that there is no treatment for it. Please do meet your doctor when you see early symptoms.

Your doctor can determine that exercise can improve your overall functioning and reduce the risk of deformities. Whereas a physiotherapist can create a tailor-made training plan as advised by your doctor to help you in managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

For people with rheumatoid arthritis, exercise can help in weight control, boosting mood, sleep, and overall health by improving joint functioning and preventing muscle wastage and weakness. People with rheumatoid arthritis who exercise regularly have been told that they experience less pain than those who do not. There is plenty of evidence, researches, and studies that confirm that exercise can improve muscle strength, function, and ability to do everyday things and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The reported benefits of a well-designed exercise program include improved cardiovascular health and cardiorespiratory fitness, increased muscle mass, reduced obesity, improved strength, and physical function, obtained without worsening disease activity or joint damage.

There are limitations to the type of exercises people select for themselves in RA and hence consulting your doctor is a must before taking up any exercise.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Myths Verses Facts - Dr. Ashish Badika

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Myths Verses Facts – Dr. Ashish Badika

We have a natural tendency to make assumptions about the name of the disease. The word arthritis conveys a sense of age, symptoms, and untreatable. Here are some of the myths and the facts of this disease.

Myth – Rheumatoid Arthritis is only a part of aging

Fact – Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect people of all ages. While the disease is generally seen in people between the ages of 30 and 60, it can be seen in young adults, teens, and even children too.

Myth – Rheumatoid Arthritis only affects the joints

In most people, the first symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are typically joint pains and swelling, but the disease can affect the lungs, heart, blood vessels, and other parts of the body in a later stage if not diagnosed and treated early.

Myth – Side effects are too risky and don’t justify medication

No, the negative effect of avoiding medications is much greater. Left unchecked, the inflammation caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis can result in loss of function, anemia, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, and other serious conditions.

Myth – There is no treatment of RA

While there is no cure for RA, targeted therapies with disease-modifying biologics can slow the progression of the disease,

You can take things under your control provided you promptly reach out to your doctor and follow his advice.

Myth – There’s nothing you can do once you have RA.

Fact – Taking care of yourself and staying on top of the disease is a big part of RA treatment. Take your medicine as directed. Try not to skip a dose. Tell your doctor about any side effects.

Myth – Changes in one’s lifestyle have no effect on RA.

Fact – Smokers have a considerably increased risk of having severe RA inflammation and disease progression, according to studies. Obesity plays a role in all types of arthritis because excess weight puts more stress on joints. Weight loss can help overweight people with a variety of symptoms, especially those related to arthritis in the knees.

Myth – Joint deterioration is unavoidable in RA Patients.

Fact – With continuous research and studies on this disease resulting in improved therapy choices, most patients can now keep the disease under control enough to maintain normal function and avoid abnormalities, especially in the hands.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).

Arthritis Pain Relievers Isn't a Solution - Get Into The Best Hands - Dr. Ashish Badika

Arthritis Pain Relievers Isn’t a Solution – Get Into The Best Hands

Many people believed for a long time that taking painkillers is the only treatment for arthritis. But that’s not true. In fact, repeated use of these medications for the long term without a doctor’s advice can harm your stomach, kidneys, heart, and other parts of the body.

Taking painkillers won’t protect you from getting joint deformities. It can just give temporary relief in pain symptoms. Since pain killers are easily available medicines over the counter many patients take them for a long time before they reach a Rheumatologists.

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It’s very important to understand that the aim of rheumatoid arthritis treatment is not only to reduce joints pains but to protect patients from getting long-term complications also. Like to protects patients from eye problems, lung problems, heart problems, and many more complications.

Nowadays very good treatment is available for RA. These treatments really keep patients pain-free and save them from the short term as well as long term complications.

Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.

He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).