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Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Best hospitals and doctors for rheumatoid arthritis treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
4498
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7731

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3755
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7443

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Rheumatology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
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University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3928
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7748

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Therapy, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3354
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
6658

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
4492
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
8959

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3830
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7843

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3539
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7123

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3490
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
6954

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Infectology and Rheumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
4997
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
9748

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertensiology and Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3585
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7021

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
4480
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology, Immunology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
3658
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
7458

Hanyang University Medical Center Seoul

9.5/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Rheumatology

The Hanyang University Medical Center was founded in 1972 and today is one of the largest and most advanced providers of medical services in Korea and around the world. The medical institution runs 9 specialized centers and 26 departments fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment. The most important component of successful trea
Diagnostic tests for rheumatoid arthritis
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Diagnosis and conservative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
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About the disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition which results in the inflammation of the joints. It can also affect skin and such vital organs as eyes, lungs and heart. This is an autoimmune condition meaning that it develops when immune system starts to affect its own joints and other organs for some unknown reason. It is mostly manifested by the swelling of the joints which is usually painful. Overtime, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to erosion of bones. It can also lead to deformity of joints, especially fingers. Very often joints from both sides of the body are affected. According to Mayo Clinic, approximately 40% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have problems with other organs, in addition to their joints. Most commonly, rheumatoid arthritis in such cases affects the skin.

Rheumatoid arthritis develops when the membranes of the joint lining become attacked by the immune system. This lining is known as synovium. Over time, this lining thickens. As a result, the cartilage of the bones becomes destroyed.

The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis has not been determined. Some doctor believe that genetic predisposition plays an important role. Nonetheless, genetic predisposition can become a precipitating factor, meaning that a person with predisposition may develop rheumatoid arthritis as a result of infection or some adverse environmental factor.  In such cases people may avoid developing rheumatoid arthritis by leading healthy lifestyle and avoiding being infected.

According to Mayo Clinic, this condition is more prevalent among women. Usually, it begins to manifest itself between 40-60 years of age. Smoking and obesity put a person into the risk group as well.

Symptoms

  • Swollen joints
  • Tenderness in the joint area
  • Painful stiffness
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will examine the joints of the patient to determine if he/she has swelling, pain, tenderness of unusual warmth in the area.
  • The doctor will ask if any of the member of the patient's family has rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The doctor will check the neurological reflexes and will also check the muscle strength of the patient.
  • It is difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis for sure in its beginning stages that`s why the doctor may need to monitor patient for some time before giving the definitive diagnosis.
  • Imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI/CT scans, can be used to check the joints and cartilage and determine the damage done to them.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids to alleviate the pain and also reduce joint stiffness.
  • Physical therapy may be used to increase joint flexibility and also alleviate the pain in the joints.
  • Surgery may be used if some cartilage or tendons are damaged to the point they need to be replaced. 



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