Rheumatic diseases affect close to 50 million Americans. From minor to severe, over 100 different rheumatic conditions exist today. Of those 50 million affected Americans, one study found that an estimated 7 million of these, suffer from rheumatic conditions which are inflammatory. Further studies also indicate that of these affected people, many will be women.
According to the John Hopkins Arthritis Center, women are 2 to 3 more times likely to be diagnosed with RA than men however, anyone can be affected. For example, over 300,000 children in the U.S. are impacted by these conditions as well. From inconvenient to debilitating, these conditions can impact anyone at any time and affect many different parts of the body.
While rheumatic conditions have certain aspects similar to each other, each is also quite unique offering its own difficulties. Finding out what condition specifically is affecting you is the first step to managing the almost always present pain felt by those suffering from rheumatic conditions. Getting treatment early can reduce costs, reduce the odds of further disability and even prevent further limitations.
Rheumatologist Linden MI
A majority of our clients come from Linden to see Dr. Dowd. Recognizing a need for a rheumatologist services in Linden, Dr. Dowd opened the Arthritis Institute of Michigan in Brighton MI, less than 30 miles away. State of the art and offering barrier free access, we are here to assist you from diagnosis to treatment.
If you live in Michigan and are looking for a rheumatologist, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan is here to help. Offering a variety of services, we are accepting new patients. Stop suffering and get the help you need to manage your rheumatologic condition. Fill out our form online or contact us by phone at 1.810.225.7553 today to set up your appointment.