Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s rheumatology services are led by a team of experienced rheumatologists, each with specialized training to diagnose and treat people with autoimmune, inflammatory and connective tissue diseases.
Here at Cheyenne Regional, we treat many rheumatic diseases, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Crystalline arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
For more information about Cheyenne Regional’s rheumatology services, please call (307) 638-7757.
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Symptoms of a rheumatic disease
A rheumatic disease causes a person’s system to “attack” one or more parts of the body. This can result in inflammation, pain, swelling and organ damage. Rheumatic diseases may also be called “autoimmune” or “inflammatory” diseases because of how they affect a person’s body.
It’s important to get medical care if you have symptoms of a rheumatic disease. It’s especially important to see a doctor if symptoms appear suddenly or worsen quickly.
Symptoms of a rheumatic disease might include:
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Hair loss (alopecia)
- Inflammation in the lining of the lungs
- Muscle weakness
- Swollen lymph nodes
If you have a family history of rheumatic disease or are having symptoms, please seek medical care early. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term damage to your body and can also help you feel better.
Cheyenne Regional’s rheumatology services team develops a personalized care plan for each patient that may include the following:
- Immunosuppressive medications
- Occupational therapy
- Joint injections
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Referrals to an orthopedic surgeon to assess, repair or replace diseased joints
As many rheumatic conditions can progress over time, our rheumatologists try to stay ahead of these changes by seeing patients regularly, reassessing treatment plans and adjusting therapies as needed.