Rheumatology

Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease and the Benefits of Tepezza Infusion at OAOC Infusion Center

2024-05-22T12:39:22-07:00May 22nd, 2024|Rheumatology|

What is Thyroid Eye Disease? Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a condition often associated with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), specifically Graves' disease. TED affects the tissues around the eyes, leading to symptoms like: Bulging eyes Redness and swelling Dry or watery eyes Double vision Pain or discomfort in the eyes This condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the muscles and other tissues around the eyes, causing inflammation and other changes. Introducing Tepezza Infusion ...

Is It Gout or Rheumatoid Arthritis? How to Tell the Difference

2024-05-09T18:25:05-07:00May 9th, 2024|Gout, Rheumatology|

When dealing with joint pain, it's essential to understand the root cause, as treatments for different conditions can vary significantly. Two common culprits behind joint pain are gout and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), each with distinct characteristics and management strategies. If you're experiencing joint discomfort, distinguishing between gout and RA can be crucial for effective treatment. Here's a closer look at both conditions and how to tell them apart. What is Gout? Gout is a form ...

Can You Get Gout Anywhere in Your Body? Unraveling Gout: Exploring Its Impact Beyond the Joints

2024-04-11T14:48:25-07:00April 11th, 2024|Gout, Rheumatology|

Gout is often known for its sharp pain and swelling, especially in the big toe. But have you ever wondered if it could strike elsewhere in your body? Understanding Gout: Gout is a type of arthritis caused by uric acid crystals building up in the joints, leading to sudden and intense bouts of pain, redness, and swelling. While the big toe is the usual suspect, gout can actually target various joints like ankles, knees, wrists, ...

Understanding Arthritis: What Sets Rheumatoid Arthritis Apart from Osteoarthritis?

2024-03-07T15:45:53-08:00March 7th, 2024|Osteoporosis, Rheumatology|

Understanding Arthritis: What Sets Rheumatoid Arthritis Apart from Osteoarthritis? Hey there, arthritis warriors! Did you know that not all arthritis is created equal? When it comes to understanding your joint woes, it's essential to distinguish between two common types: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). Let's break it down without the medical jargon: What's Causing the Trouble? RA: Think of RA as a case of mistaken identity. Your immune system gets confused and starts attacking ...

Why would I want to participate in a Clinical trial?

2024-02-13T15:09:44-08:00February 13th, 2024|Gout, Osteoporosis, Rheumatology|

The Importance of Participating in Clinical Trials: A Guide to Making Informed Decisions Stepping into a clinical trial is not just a journey; it's an opportunity filled with promise and positivity, even amidst any initial hesitation. It's about being part of groundbreaking research that could change lives. In this article, we aim to highlight the myriad reasons why participating in clinical trials can be an uplifting experience, emphasizing the positive impact on both individual well-being ...

What to Expect at Your Rheumatologist Visit

2024-02-13T15:10:11-08:00January 8th, 2024|Gout, Osteoporosis, Rheumatology|

Visiting a rheumatologist can be a crucial step in managing and understanding various musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions. When you schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist, you're seeking expert care for conditions like arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia. During your visit, the rheumatologist will typically conduct a thorough evaluation, including a discussion of your medical history, physical examination, and possibly diagnostic tests like blood work or imaging. Their specialized knowledge helps to accurately diagnose and develop a ...

How to Thrive with Polymyalgia Rheumatica: Tips for Living Well with PMR

2023-12-12T16:51:58-08:00December 12th, 2023|Rheumatology|

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is a relatively common inflammatory condition that primarily affects older adults, typically those over the age of 50, although it can occur at a younger age. It is characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders, neck, and hips. While there is no cure for PMR, there are several strategies you can adopt to help manage your symptoms and thrive in your daily life. At Overlake Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center ...

Treatment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment with Stelara: A Path to Living Well

2024-02-13T15:11:00-08:00November 9th, 2023|Rheumatology|

Living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can sometimes feel like a never-ending challenge, with symptoms that can significantly impact your daily life. The persistent skin rashes, itching, pain, and discomfort can take a toll on both your physical and emotional well-being. Fortunately, innovative treatments are available, and one such option is Stelara injectable medication. Understanding Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a skin condition characterized by the rapid buildup of skin cells, resulting in ...

How Infusion Medication- Krystexxa can be Used to Treat Gout

2024-03-07T15:21:00-08:00October 13th, 2023|Gout, Osteoporosis, Rheumatology|

Introduction: Gout, a prevalent form of arthritis, affects countless individuals globally, often leading to excruciating pain, chronic tophi, and joint damage. For those struggling with severe gout, infusion medications can offer a beacon of hope. This article delves into the mechanisms behind these treatments and sheds light on Krystexxa, a medication specifically designed to combat gout at its core. Understanding the Challenge: Gout's primary adversary is the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, ...

Prioritizing Your Health with Infusion Therapy: Unveiling its Benefits and Process

2023-09-14T09:52:10-07:00September 10th, 2023|Gout, Osteoporosis, Rheumatology|

When it comes to your health, ensuring you receive the finest care available is paramount. Enter infusion therapy, a medical innovation poised to revolutionize your treatment experience. In this article, we'll delve into the advantages of infusion therapy and demystify its workings. Understanding Infusion Therapy Infusion therapy offers a unique approach to delivering medications, suitable for a wide array of conditions, including Autoimmune conditions, Arthritis, and Gout, among others. Instead of relying on pills, infusion ...

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