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 – 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....

Similarities and Differences between Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

SIMILARITIES 1. Both RA and SLE are caused by dysregulation of the body’s immune system known as autoimmunity. 2. Both can be managed effectively if recognised early and professional care is obtained by a Rheumatologist. 3. More women than men suffer with SLE and RA. DIFFERENCES RA and SLE are very different from each other. Let’s...

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

What is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)? Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, JRA in short, is a form of chronic arthritis in one or more joints persisting for at least 6 weeks and certain other conditions, which can give rise to similar symptoms, are excluded. Disease has many subtypes depending upon the type of onset and defined by clinical...

Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “What to eat and what to avoid”

Best and Worst Foods for Arthritis “How Do Foods Spark Inflammation? To find the answer, Philip P. Cavicchia, MSPH, a PhD student in the department of epidemiology at the Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, helped design this new inflammatory index. He and his colleagues scored 41 foods...
Rheumatoid Arthritis RA Diet

Rheumatoid Arthritis RA Diet

What to avoid: All Pasteurized and Dairy Products Egg Plant / Brinjal Potatoes Tomatoes Corn Bacon & Pork Oranges Refined Sugars Chemical Sugar Sweetners MSG (Monosodium glutamate) Alcohol Caffeine Red Meat Processed food Common salt Tobacco   What to Eat: Salmon Flax Seeds Walnuts Green Tea Black Tea Cherries Papaya Bell peppers (yellow, red and green) Broccoli...

Caution – those who are taking injectible methotrexate

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Drug Methotrexate has been recalled from market as some lots were found to be faulty. Glass Flakes were found in Injectable Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug which spurred the recall. Following are FDA statements and the lot numbers which have been recalled. I would like to thank Cynthia White on precautioning people early on my facebook page....

Research proves relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Cardiovascular diseases and Smoking

Based on latest scientific evidence found in a study focused on 1,022 patients, I want to warn the people who are suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that they are vulnerable to early death due to cardiovascular diseases. RA is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease. It is being increasingly recognized that inflammation promotes atherosclerosis. A marker...

NEW RESEARCH – Quit smoking to prevent as well as to control rheumatic diseases; especially LUPUS and RA

Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for so many serious illnesses like lung cancer and heart diseases. These are well known to the general public. According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa; cigarette smoking also leads to rheumatic diseases and renders treatment less effective....

What is Rheumatic fever and how it is related to Rhuematoid Arthritis (RA)?

Rheumatic fever  is an inflammatory disease that occurs following a kind  bacterial infection (GroupA), such as sore throat or scarlet fever. It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity to heart, joints, skin and brain. The illness typically develops 2-3 weeks after the bacterial infection. Acute rheumatic fever commonly affects children between 5 to...

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