The Indian Rheumatology Association

The Professional Organization of Rheumatologists and other Health Professionals in India

When see a Rheumatology

Prevention is better than cure and Early Diagnosis is better than a delayed diagnosis. It does not take a genius to make that statement. A rare diagnosis often is a challenge for a patient and doctor. It is a tricky territory to tread on. Often the symptoms mimic other common diseases resulting in delay. Doctor-patient ratio makes the situation more complicated. Best way to move forward is increased awareness. There are multiple modes, but the internet has the most extensive reach. It is essential to help a patient sitting far away from a rheumatologist but with internet or technology in his palms and answer a few letters away – "Google". When to see a Rheumatologist? Who is a rheumatologist? When should one be referred? This section is an attempt to answer some of these questions. It will help them to understand their symptoms and reach the right health professional at the right time.

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