Several diseases are classified under rheumatic disorders. The term rheumatism is used to describe rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid disorders include those affecting muscles, joints and bones. When the condition is severe it can lead to inflammatory rheumatic diseases that causes joint and organ destruction.
What Causes Rheumatic Disease?
An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues.
How many people does rheumatism affect?
According to health line “Out of every 100,000 people, 71 are diagnosed with RA every year. About 1.5 million Americans have RA.
Women are about two to three times more likely to get RA than men. Hormones in both genders may play a role in either preventing or triggering it.
RA generally starts between the ages of 30 and 60 in women and somewhat later in life in men. The lifetime risk of developing RA for U.S. adults is 3.6 percent for women and 1.7 percent for men. However, RA can present at any age — even small children can develop it.”
Who diagnoses and treats rheumatic diseases?
Rheumatologists treat and diagnose people afflicted with rheumatic diseases. The doctor’s at Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinical Center are rheumatologists and treat over 100 forms of rheumatic diseases and arthritis that includes major proportions of inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout.
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Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinical Center located in Vienna, Virginia provides consultations and treatments for Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Wellness, Ankylosing spondylitis, Infusion center, Obesity Treatment ,Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, PRP – Platelet rich plasma, Cold laser therapy, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Vitamin, IV vitamin therapy, Antiaging, Glutathione, Cimzia, Orencia, Remicade, Lupus, Simponi aria, Gout, Knee pain, Shoulder pain, Rotator cuff tendinitis, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and more. Contact our Rheumatologists today for a consultation. We are located at 8130 Boone Blvd, Suite 340, Vienna VA 22182.
Rheumatology & Arthritis Treatment
Talk to a Rheumatologist to learn about your treatment options. An appointment with your Rheumatologist can help control your RA.
For numerous years, the rheumatologists at Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinical Center of Northern Virginia has been voted Top Doctors in Rheumatology as published in the Northern Virginia Magazine.