Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. It is also referred to as clinical immunology because it has been acknowledged that the underlying cause for conditions like rheumatism is the dysregulation of normal function of the immune system. When there is an alteration in the functioning of the immune system, it can turn against its own body and can affect any organ. Most of the time, the joints, muscles, blood vessels, skin, kidneys, eyes and soft tissue gets affected. The symptoms that commonly appear are pain, stiffness and swelling. It the symptoms are ignored for a long time, it can lead to joint deformity or permanent damage. Physicians who have undergone training in rheumatology are rheumatologists, who mainly deal with musculo-skeletal and immune-related disorders. They treat conditions like osteoarthritis., gout, tendonitis, chronic back pain, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Rheumatologists
are not qualified to perform surgeries. They may order blood tests to assess inflammation and radiographic testing to look for musculo?skeletal abnormalities. Narayana Health has some of the top rheumatologists in the field, in Bangalore who provide compassionate care and services to all patients seeking for problems in bone, muscles and joints. The team of experts work together to create personalized treatment plan for all rheumatic diseases.