Q: My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. Any food like even a small quantity of potato or cooked toor dal, if taken during meals, within hours, she gets a temp of 100 degree F and joint pains. She takes dolopar 250 and it subsides. What is the cure for this ailment? Kindly advise us.
A:For getting a good idea about Rheumatoid Arthritis, you may like to visit the web site DoctorNDTV.com. You will find a short write-up on arthritis that also includes a description of rheumatoid arthritis. You may also like to visit www.arthritis.org (Arthritis Foundation of USA) that also has extensive write-ups on this disease. It is important to know about the disease in detail as it is impossible to explain the details in this short message. In summary, rheumatoid arthritis is one of the well-known fairly common chronic diseases of human beings. It can be compared to diabetes, high blood pressure, and such similar chronic diseases of humans. Fortunately, in the recent past, there have been some very exciting new advances in its treatment. But, before the treatment can be planned, her disease needs to be assessed in detail regarding the severity, joint condition, etc. This can be done only by trained RHEUMATOLOGISTS who are available only at a few hospitals like AIIMS, Apollo Hospital, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, etc. Your wifes condition would be assessed and only then a detailed plan of management can be charted out.