As a sub-branch of Internal Diseases, Rheumatology provides service for the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, particularly, inflammatory rheumatic diseases. If necessary, other departments, such as Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Traumatology and Neurology, are asked for support.
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At the Rheumatology Department; in addition to diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis (Joint Inflammation) Osteoarthritis (Joint Calcification), Ankylosing Spondylitis (Inflammatory Rheumatism of the Spine) Gout and and Sjögren Syndrome (Dry Mouth and Face); soft-tissue rheumatisms with pain and Osteoarthrosis, colloquially referred to as calcification, and the like, are diagnosed and treated.
What Types of Pain are Related to Rheumatic Diseases?
After a long rest and related to typical inflammatory rheumatic pain.
What Age Group do Rheumatic Diseases affect?
Inflammatory rheumatic diseases are generally observed between ages 15 and 25, which is the young-adult age range.
When does Joint Pain all over the Body Become Important?
In inflammatory rheumatisms, pain lasting more than 3 weeks and/or morning stiffness and pain for more than 30 minutes become significant.
How are Rheumatic Diseases Diagnosed?
The experience of the doctor is of utmost importance for the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases. Examination, medical laboratory tests, radiological investigations, densitometer and ultrasound scans are very crucial.
What might Happen if Diagnosis is Delayed in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases?
As in all fields of medicine, delay can cause irreversible, permanent defects in Rheumatology as well.
What Kind of Medicine is Used in the Treatment of Rheumatism?
For the treatment, in addition to especially some of the pain killers, and drugs acting on the immune system, physical therapy techniques and surgical therapy can be utilized.
Is it Always Imperative to Use Cortisone Drugs for the Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases?
As the group of doctors using cortisone drugs the most frequently; these drugs should be defined as the most appropriate, the fastest-responding to treatment and having the most reduced side-effects.
Does Every Cortisone Drug Cause Osteoporosis (Bone Loss)?
Osteoporosis (decrease in bone density); depends on various factors, such as the gender (male/female), period of time, hormone structure, and weight (overweight/underweight) of the patient.
How Important is the Level of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases?
The importance of the level of Vitamin D has come to be realized in the last 15-20 years. It varies according to the type of osteoporosis.