Consultant Rheumatologist based at the Nuffield Hospital, Tunbridge Wells and KIMS in Maidstone, Kent.
Dr Amit Saha has GMC specialist accreditation in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine and is a Consultant Rheumatologist (Clinical Lead) for both Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, Kent. He is a graduate of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr Saha has had extensive training in all aspects of Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine.
This is a disease that affects women mainly (but can affect men) over the age of 50. It makes them feel very old- 10-20 years older than they are.
All humans have a chemical in their blood called urate- may protect against dementia. However, in people with gout, this level can be double of what is considered normal.
In this disease, the body thinks its own joints (usually hands and feet) are foreign and attacks them - just like it would if you had an infection.
This is similar to rheumatoid arthritis but the difference being one is affected by psoriasis (or have a relative with psoriasis) - a scaly skin condition.
Ankylosing spondylitis causes back pain that is better with use than rest, wakes one up at night, causes stiffness in the mornings and can be associated with psoriasis or eye inflammation.
Fibromyalgia is one of the commonest musculoskeletal disorders that can affect adults resulting in widespread pain and suffering.
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