Rheumatic diseases are diverse but almost always painful and debilitating and affect an estimated 50 million people today in the U.S. alone. Often, women are more likely to be impacted by rheumatic diseases however; anyone can be affected by these conditions no matter what race, gender or even age. As research continues to try to find a cure for and the reasons behind these conditions, it is important that you seek the treatment you need to help you prevent further damage.
Of all the over 100 rheumatic diseases that impact people around the globe each day, perhaps the most well known and most common is rheumatoid arthritis or RA. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are faced with chronic pain, stiffness, and swelling and eventually for many, loss of function in the joints. Like other rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis is related to your immune system. RA sufferers are literally being attacked from the inside by their own immune system, causing damage to otherwise healthy tissue.
If you are facing the affects of a rheumatic disease and live in South Lyon, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan in Brighton MI is here to help you. Recognizing a need for a skilled rheumatologist in South Lyon MI, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan opened its doors in 1998. Led by Dr. Dowd who has over 20 years of experience, is board certified in integrative holistic medicine, adult rheumatology and pediatric rheumatology, the Institute offers a comfortable and barrier free facility for its patients.
We understand that these conditions affect more than just joints but your overall well-being and happiness as well. Understanding this, we treat our patients as an individual with a real problem which needs to be addressed to make their lives whole again.