World Arthritis Day While supporting World Arthritis Day Dr Bhowmik Meghnathi Consultant Rheumatologist Ahmedabad clarified the current myths and misconceptions of arthritis patients There are many types arthritides such as rheumatoid arthritis spondyloarthritis SLE etc In all types awareness is very low amongst patients and general public We would like to increase the awareness If a patient approaches a rheumatology expert the patient s lifestyle can be improved at an early stage We have multiple therapy options available other than synthetic DMARDs We have very good biologics and many biosimilars are also available in India at cheaper price Currently the concept evolving is Treat to Target If patient is treated by a trained rheumatologist target can be known better and proper treatment can be done Other misconception is drugs available are toxic It is not so if patient is treated under proper control and monitoring with trained rheumatologists treatment can be done with minimal side effects Theme for this world arthritis day is Don t delay connect today I would urge arthritis patients and general public to realise that if they have any musculoskeletal problem or joint pain they should immediately visit trained rheumatologist and further complications like joint damage and surgery can be avoided So Don t delay connect today

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While supporting World Arthritis Day, Dr Bhowmik Meghnathi (Consultant Rheumatologist, Ahmedabad) clarified the current myths and misconceptions of arthritis patients.
There are many types arthritides such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, SLE etc. In all types, awareness is very low amongst patients and general public. We would like to increase the awareness. If a patient approaches a rheumatology expert, the patient’s lifestyle can be improved at an early stage. We have multiple therapy options available other than synthetic DMARDs, We have very good biologics and many biosimilars are also available in India at cheaper price.
Currently the concept evolving is “Treat to Target”. If patient is treated by a trained rheumatologist, target can be known better and proper treatment can be done.
Other misconception is, drugs available are toxic. It is not so. if patient is treated under proper control and monitoring with trained rheumatologists, treatment can be done with minimal side effects.
Theme for this world arthritis day is “Don’t delay, connect today”. I would urge arthritis patients and general public to realise that, if they have any musculoskeletal problem or joint pain, they should immediately visit trained rheumatologist and further complications like joint damage and surgery can be avoided. So, “Don’t delay, connect today”.

#WorldArthritisDay #RheumatoidArthritis #PainManagement #Arthritis

World Arthritis Day: While supporting World Arthritis Day, Dr Bhowmik Meghnathi (Consultant Rheumatologist, Ahmedabad) clarified the current myths and misconceptions of arthritis patients. There are many types arthritides such as rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, SLE etc. In all types, awareness is very low amongst patients and general public. We would like to increase the awareness. If a patient approaches a rheumatology expert, the patient’s lifestyle can be improved at an early stage. We have multiple therapy options available other than synthetic DMARDs, We have very good biologics and many biosimilars are also available in India at cheaper price. Currently the concept evolving is “Treat to Target”. If patient is treated by a trained rheumatologist, target can be known better and proper treatment can be done. Other misconception is, drugs available are toxic. It is not so. if patient is treated under proper control and monitoring with trained rheumatologists, treatment can be done with minimal side effects. Theme for this world arthritis day is “Don’t delay, connect today”. I would urge arthritis patients and general public to realise that, if they have any musculoskeletal problem or joint pain, they should immediately visit trained rheumatologist and further complications like joint damage and surgery can be avoided. So, “Don’t delay, connect today”. #WorldArthritisDay #RheumatoidArthritis #PainManagement #Arthritis

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