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Rheumatoid arthritis: Understanding the treatment options available

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition in which your own immune system attacks the cells that mark your joints by mistake, causing swelling, stiffness and pain. Highly distinguished rheumatologist, Dr Joel David, provides a comprehensive view of rheumatoid arthritis, what are the most effective treatments, when you should seek immediate help, and how you can differentiate it from other types of arthritis.

How to spot juvenile arthritis in children

We rarely associate arthritis with children and teenagers, and yet there are several types of juvenile arthritis that exist. Fortunately, there are treatments that allow affected children and teenagers to live a full and normal life. Dr Joel David, a rheumatologist with a wealth of experience in juvenile arthritis, shares his expertise on the six types that exist, how to spot if your child has it, diagnosis and available treatment options.

What is Sjögren’s syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome (pronounced Show-grins) is a condition that affects the parts of the body that produce fluids like tears and saliva. Usually, people most affected are those aged between 40-60 years old and women. The condition may occur in association with other autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or myositis and lung disease. Rheumatologist Dr Joel David talks about the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome and how it can be treated.

Signs and symptoms of lupus

Lupus. You’ve probably heard of it. If you’re a fan of House, you might have noticed the running joke that every episode a character will suggest that the patient has this disease. But what exactly is lupus? Leading rheumatologist Dr Joel David explains.

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