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.
Posts tagged "RA"

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

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...

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...

A future approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis in sight sooner than later

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of joints, especially involves small joints of hands and joints, if its course is not halted in time, it may damage your joints pretty fast and may cripple you for life. It has been found that the immune cells called macrophages, which in normal circumstances are supposed to die...

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...

Questions you should be asking your Rheumatologist

Questions to ask your rheumatologist.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and how to detect it in the early stages

Rheumatoid Arthritis, often referred to as RA is an inflammatory diseases but not life threatening. However, you can say that it is life reducing, if not controlled at the right time. With modern medicines, inflammation caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be effectively controlled by modern medicines. However, it cannot be cured. Causes of Rheumatoid...

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....
Obesity and the obese

Obesity and the obese

More often than not, people who suffer from obesity are heard complaining about joint pains much earlier in life as compared to people who maintain their optimum weight. As a doctor, it is easy to ask my patients to reduce their weight, however that is easier said than done. The larger problem at hand is...

Who is a Rheumatologist?

There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst patients who are suffering with joint and muscle pains about whom to consult in such a situation. I thought, I will give you a clear perspective about rheumatology and a rheumatologist so that you will be able to decide for yourself at an early stage to...

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