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 "SLE"

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...

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...

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...

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