Dr. (Prof) Col OP Garg, VSM

is a senior Rheumatologist with 19 years of robust experience in treating 100 types of arthritis and other joint pain diseases. He is presently the Director of 'Rheumed Clinic - The Centre for Arthritis Control' in Dwarka, Delhi & senior consultant Rheumatologist, Artemis Hospital, Dwarka. Formerly, he has been Senior Rheumatologist at Army Hospital R&R, Delhi & HoD, Rheumatology at BL Kapur Hospital, Delhi. He has also been awarded for his excellent service by the President of India. In this blog, he talks about various conditions related to joint pains like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankolysing Spondylitis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.
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Vitamins, Minerals, and RA: Are You Getting What Your body Needs?

Vitamins, Minerals, and RA: Are You eating what Your body Needs? A diet guide for RA

NEWS – Darvon/Darvocet has been pulled off the market by FDA

The maker of Darvon and Darvocet have announced on Friday that it will stop marketing the painkillers in the U.S. because of a new study that links the active ingredient in the drugs to serious and sometimes fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. have agreed to the ban at the request of the Food and Drug Administration...

NEWS – New Oral Pill “Tasocitinib” in sight: May Offer Alternative to Injectibles biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In resistant cases of RA,  injectable biologics which include Enbrel, Humira, and Remicade can cost as much as $1,500 a month and carry a risk of infection. The new pill of  Tasocitinib is given orally, and if approved, it will become the first new oral drug for rheumatoid arthritis since Arava was okayed in the...

AP Therapy, a Myth or Reality?

One of the queries on my facebook page asked me for my opinion about AP therapy by Dr. McPherson Brown. Explaining everything in detail is quite a task on the post so I thought, I’d include this in my blog for the benefit of other patients. First, let me give you a background of AP therapy....

Symptoms – All you wanted to know about Lupus/SLE (Part II)

SLE is one of several diseases known as “the great imitators” because it often mimics or is mistaken for other illnesses. SLE is a classical item in differential diagnosis, because SLE symptoms vary widely and come and go unpredictably. Diagnosis can thus be elusive, with some people suffering unexplained symptoms of untreated SLE for years....

All you wanted to know about Lupus/SLE (Part I)

Lupus is derived from the Latin word “Wolf” due to the fact that it causes skin lesions or marks over the face and other parts of the body which look like the bite marks of a wolf. SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT LUPUS: Lupus is a disease which affects the immune system. In normal circumstances, the immune...

Depression causes heart disease in SLE patients: Treat early

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLE also called Lupus, is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, nervous system, and/or other organs of the body, either simultaneously or at different times.  Most commonly found symptoms are skin rashes and arthritis.   It mostly affects women, in their prime child-bearing age. Depression is often associated with...
Caffiene and Bone mineral density (BMD)

Caffiene and Bone mineral density (BMD)

The most common sources of caffeine are coffee, tea and sodas. Coffee – Consuming 3-4 cup of coffee (not a mug, which is equal to 2 cups of coffee) that amounts to more than 300 mg of caffeine intake (and of course if you are not taking caffeine in any other form, like tea, pain killers...

All you wanted to know about Gout

General facts about Gout Gout has been known to people since the days of Hippocrates and was historically known as “the disease of kings” as it’s prevalent among well-fed people. It is also known as the “King of all diseases” as it cause intolerable pain and suffering. This disease is caused by the body’s reaction...
Gene switches turn obesity on

Gene switches turn obesity on

A genetic study reveals that chemical changes to our DNA may make us obese. It is known that sometime in life, methyl chemical groups attach to some of a person’s DNA and can act as dimmer switches. Some of these genetic changes are genetically determined. Others appear to happen very early in life and are...

Skimmed milk helps in reduction of uric acid. Great for the prevention and treatment of Gout.

Gout is an acutely painful and  disabling form of arthritis  recognized since ancient times. It presents itself as episodes of painful swelling in single joints, most often the big toe. Although, the available treatments can prevent the arthritis associated with gout, managing this disease can be difficult at times. In a study, 16 healthy male...

Writer’s Cramp, its symptoms and treatments

Writer’s cramp is a cramp or spasm affecting muscles of the hand or fingers. The affected muscles will depend on the task (writing) and the posture of an individual during this repeated task. The symptoms will appear only during this particular movement like writing or playing the piano. Sadly, it is also known to spread...

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