Your immune system is designed to protect you from disease and infection. If you have an autoimmune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. The first sign of many autoimmune diseases is feeling tired. Other symptoms include muscle aches and swelling/inflammation. One of many reasons why diagnosing an autoimmune disease is difficult, and often frustrating, is the vagueness of symptoms.
The board certified doctors at Deaconess Rheumatology, a department of Deaconess Hospital, are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, and autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s, lupus, and fibromyalgia. If you are seeking a diagnosis or trying to manage your condition, our expert team is here to help.