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Dr. Arthur Lau

Dr. Arthur Lau

Rheumatologist
Hamilton, ON
Dr. Earl Silverman

Dr. Earl Silverman

Rheumatologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Vinod Chandran

Dr. Vinod Chandran

Rheumatologist
Toronto, ON
Dr. Janet Pope

Dr. Janet Pope

MD MPH FRCPC
Rheumatologist
London, ON

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Rheumatoid arthritisRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack joint tissue. This causes inflammation of the joint lining. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that affects about 1% of the population, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. Rheumatologists  local treat all kinds or arthritic conditons.n

 There are hundreds of types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, tendinitis and gout. In treating patients, a rheumatologist can educate patients on surgical treatment options, bone density testing, ankylosing spondylitis, back pain, sports injuries, arthritis nutrition, arthritis bracing, vasculitis, psoriatic arthritis and juvenile arthritis. Leflunomide is a medication that is commonly used for rheumatoid arthritis and certain types of inflammatory arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis. Leflunomide comes in a 10 milligram or a 20 milligram pill. Your rheumatologist may start you at a lower dose of around 10 milligrams a day, and if you tolerate it well, he or she may increase your dosage to 20 milligrams a day. Trouvez des informations ou des prouveurs locaux comme un rhumatologue local à montréal et à québec

Prednisone is a prescription steroid medication that is used to treat inflammation in the joints, skin, muscles, lungs and kidneys. Prednisone comes in a 1 milligram, 5 milligram or 50 milligram tablet. Side Effects of Prednisone Prednisone has a number of side effects. Common side effects include irritability, agitation and poor sleep. Patients may be able to manage less severe side effects with sleep or anti-anxiety medications. The more serious side effects of prednisone tend to be with long-term use. Long-term side effects of prednisone include: Resources include physiotherapists, athletic therapits, regestered dieticians and orthopedic surgeons

  Often seeing your local family Physician is a great starting place for referrals to your local Massage Therapist or your local chiropractor to help with massage and skeletal adjustments. A local Physiotherapist or local athletic trainer can help with strength and bruised muscles. Acupuncture is often recommended for chronic pain in association with your local physiotherapist. 

As you mentioned, in approximately 50% of individuals who develop PMR, the condition resolves on its own within a few months to a few years. This is referred to as self-limited PMR. However, in some cases, PMR can become a long-term or chronic condition, requiring ongoing management and treatment.

CSRG Canadian Scleroderma Research Group : Rheumatologists from across Canada came together and acknowledged the need to unite to better treat patients with systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma.

The Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (CaNIOS) is a Canadian national research group on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

When PMR becomes chronic, it may require long-term use of low-dose corticosteroids, such as prednisone, to manage symptoms and prevent flares. However, the goal of treatment is to use the lowest effective dose of medication to control symptoms and minimize potential side effects associated with prolonged corticosteroid use.

Regular monitoring by a healthcare professional is essential for individuals with chronic PMR to assess disease activity, adjust medication dosages, and monitor for any potential complications or side effects of treatment.

It's important for individuals with PMR to work closely with their healthcare provider to develop an appropriate treatment plan based on their specific symptoms and medical history.

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