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RTIICS to host free of cost arthritis clinic

India Blooms News Service | | 10 Jun 2014, 03:11 pm
Kolkata, Jun 10 (IBNS): The department of Orthopedics at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) has announced an Arthritis clinic for people residing in and around Kolkata on Jun 14 (Saturday) from 12 noon onwards.
The clinic will offer free Bone Mineral Density (BMD) test screening along with consultation with a seasoned specialist Dr.Abhirup Maulik, Consultant, Rheumatologist, (RTIICS). 
 
RTIICS noted that the Arthritis clinic will be functional on every second week of every month. 
 
Patients can call on 9874855992 for appointment/registration.
 
According to a study, Arthritis is rising at an alarming rate with the recent statistics proving over 180 million patients in India suffering from this disease. 
 
Traditionally, Arthritis was believed to be the disease of the old. 
 
According to the recent trends and studies, it is seen that with changing lifestyle, the severity of arthritis at a young age, especially in women in particular are on the rise. 
 
Any patient showing the signs of varied levels of pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and a constant ache around the joint(s) or other symptoms like inability to use the hand or walk, weight loss, poor sleep and muscle aches and pains is recommended to visit an orthopaedic consultant.
 
Commenting about the Arthritis Clinic, Dr. Abhirup Maulik said, "Awareness about Arthritis is important as it can help one to act on time since early detection results in better treatment." 
 
He further added, "Treatment options vary depending on the type of arthritis and include physical therapy, lifestyle changes (including exercise and weight control), orthopaedic bracing, and medications. Joint replacement surgery may be required in eroding forms of arthritis."
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