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.
SLE / Lupus

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Explained Part II

Is RA Genetic? This issue has yet not been resolved. RA is not a genetic disease but you can say that RA patients generally have genes which may facilitate the  production of certain antibodies after exposure to certain triggers (in environment, stress and other unknown triggers). Even if a person has susceptible genes, it is...

10 Things To Help You Reduce The Chances Of Contracting An Autoimmune Disease

How To Reduce The Chances Of Contracting An Autoimmune Disease like RA, OA, SLE, fibromyalgia.

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...

Having been struck by a mystery illness, she could never imagine walking again

Never did the 30 yr old Mrs Geeta Menghani, a housewife who belonged from a successful business household from Ahmedabad, Gujrat imagine that her happy existence would come crashing down the day she contracted a mysterious illness that struck her like a bolt out of the blue. Her symptoms started to show in the form...

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....

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