Rheumatic diseases are particularly painful, invalidating some of them. The patient often complains of pain due to swelling, swelling. Joints and muscles give pain that rarely succumbs to treatment. That's why it's very important to have regular blood tests to find out if you have an inflammation in your body.
Basically, as a result of blood tests, the family doctor will send the patient to the rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
It is very important to distinguish inflammatory and inflammatory rheumatic diseases (those that occur at the third age). Physicians claim that inflammatory rheumatic diseases can affect anyone, can occur at any age. The main inflammatory rheumatic diseases are: rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis.
But there are also conditions that arise due to overworking of muscles, bones, incorrect position. For example, arthritis, herniated disc.
According to doctors, in an inflammatory disease, the trigger mechanism is inflammation. The main groups of inflammatory diseases are acute rheumatism of childhood origin, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy, reactive arthritis, Reiter's syndrome. One of the main culprits of these diseases is the weakened immune system.
Blood tests can detect inflammation in the body
More specifically, if you have a high CRP or fibrinogen value, or if you have elevated VHF values, you should go to the rheumatologist. There is a probability of having an inflammatory rheumatic disease. It is also very important to establish the diagnosis in advance so that the treatment is likely to improve the disease.
If you have not done your blood tests, but you have symptoms such as joint pain, sudden weight loss, persistent fatigue, headaches go to the rheumatologist. All of these symptoms show the possibility of having such a condition for which you need a mandatory treatment.
Here's when medical analyzes send you to the rheumatologist:
- VSH does not exceed 12-15 millimeters per hour. Any high value is the sign of suspicion for: acute, chronic or viral infections, parasitic infections, inflammatory diseases, renal failure.
- C-reactive protein The ideal CRP is to be below 6.
- Fibrinogen is not more than 4 milligrams per cent.