What is rheumatology?

Rheumatoid conditions include a variety of conditions that can affect your muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and bones.

Symptoms of rheumatic disease

It depends on which rheumatic disease you may have but the common symptoms that patients of rheumatic disease get are:

1 Joint pain

2 Swelling in a joint or joints

3 Joint stiffness that lasts for at least 1 hour in the early morning

4 Chronic pain or tenderness in a joint or joints

5 Warmth and redness in the joint area

6 Limited movement in the affected joint or joints

7 Fatigue

Types of rheumatic disease

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Bursitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica/li<>

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Osteoporosis is a chronic disease under the CDMP ( Chronic Disease Management Programme) and is thus Medisave claimable. The total amount of Medisave that can be used for outpatient purposes including chronic disease management is $500. For persons above 60, you can also use the Flexi-Medisave $200, so that makes it a total of $700 for outpatient usage. You need to make a co-payment of 15% for this. You can also use your Merdeka or PG card for the treatment of osteoporosis.

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