It is important that the patient is evaluated in all his organs.
Dr. Amaryllis Perez de Jesus, Rheumatologist. Photo: Journal of Medicine and Public Health.
If not treated on time, this disease can affect different organs of the patient, it is a pathology that can lead to various conditions. lungSince the inflammatory process can lead to the development of fibrosis lungA very serious and disabling condition that also requires the attention of a pulmonary pulmonologist.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may have pulmonary and heart problems.
Arthritis Rheumatoid is the most common type Arthritis Autoimmune, which causes swelling, stiffness, and pain in the joints. It occurs in more than one area of the body, and symptoms are often similar, meaning they appear on both sides of the body, such as both knees and both elbows.
- tests that reflect Arthritis
- gout symmetrical
- Less movement in small joints (wrists, ankles)
- morning stiffness
Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be disabling as the disease progresses, especially if treatment is left untreated or physical and pharmacological treatments are incompatible.
If not treated on time, this disease can affect different organs of the patient, it is a pathology that can lead to various conditions. lung Where the inflammatory process can develop fibrosis lungA very serious and disabling condition that also requires the attention and monitoring of a pulmonary pulmonologist.
In these cases, patients can develop a dependence on oxygen for their daily lives, limiting their quality of life. “They are the patients who walk down the aisle and are already tired. This is a very serious complication, highly feared, and it is one of those we want to avoid,” rheumatology specialist Amaryllis de Jess stressed in an interview with the journal Medicina y Salud Publica (MSP).
Coronary problems, on the other hand, are other complications that often go unnoticed by a single patient.
“The inflammatory process can damage the coronary arteries, the arteries of the heart that feed the heart. These patients may have problems with ischemia, myocardial infarction, and at times they have catastrophic myocardial infarction, where many times they end up with coronary bypass”, he indicated.
- Vasculitis in different areas of the skin.
- Inflammatory processes in the eyes.
- Lung damage.
- Fatigue Extreme tiredness.
- Higher risk of developing osteoporosis: not only because of Arthritis As such, but with drugs that can sometimes reduce bone mass.
- Importance of an accurate diagnosis
In most cases, detection occurs in the first three months of illness known as the “treatment window”, a period in which alleviation or concealment of symptoms can be achieved with treatment, but cannot be treated. can, then Arthritis Rheumatoid is a chronic disease.
It is important that the patient is assessed in all his organs and educated about his condition so that he understands the need to stop the inflammatory process of the disease, because by achieving this, he has control over all areas of the body .