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Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease

Autoimmune connective tissue disorders are immune-mediated systemic inflammatory conditions that include  Sjogrens Syndrome, Scleroderma,  Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Giant Cell Arteritis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, Vasculitis as well as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Rheumatoid Arthritis. In each of these conditions, the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and multiple organ systems can be involved. They may affect each patient differently and severity can range from mild disease to severe, life-threatening disease

If left untreated, Autoimmune connective tissue disorders can lead to irreversible organ damage and significantly impact quality of life. Early treatment is essential to  prevent and treat organ systems from chronic systemic inflammation.

Here at Southland Rheumatology Center, our board certified rheumatologist, Dr. Veena Nayak and her experienced team of licensed clinicians, will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for Autoimmune connective tissue disorders, utilizing a multimodal approach that includes effective targeted medicine combined with an integrated approach of pain relieving techniques, dietary modification and supplements, as well as physical therapy when applicable. This will be done after a thorough evaluation of your medical history,  physical examination, and with the use of state of the art diagnostic blood tests and imaging technology.

If you’re ready to start finding relief for your autoimmune connective tissue disease symptoms, schedule your first appointment with the team at Southland Rheumatology Center today.

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Helping You Find the Relief You Deserve

Accurate Diagnoses for Connective Tissue Disease

When autoimmune connective tissue disease strikes, tissues become inflamed causing damage to vital organs.

Some of the most common autoimmune connective tissue disease types include the following:

Each of these conditions has its own distinct symptoms. If you are struggling with connective tissue disease, don't let this condition progress and worsen.

Tailor-Made Treatments That Work For 

Cutting-Edge Connective Tissue Disease Treatment

These conditions come in a variety, and so do patients’ bodies. This means that the treatment you receive for your autoimmune connective tissue disease should be tailored to your unique needs as an individual person, as well as your individual diagnosis. 

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we often recommend the following therapies to patients who are struggling with connective tissue disease:

When you visit our team, each of these non-invasive treatment options will be customized by your rheumatologist to suit your body and your condition. We’ll work alongside you to develop the treatment plan that’s best for you, listening thoroughly to your recovery goals and determining how best to achieve them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is most at risk for autoimmune connective tissue disease?

Causes for connective tissue diseases can vary widely, with some being linked to genetics and some having causes that are still unclear to researchers. If you have a family history of connective tissue disease, you may be at a higher risk of developing one yourself.

Do you accept insurance for connective tissue disease treatment?

Yes! Southland Rheumatology Center is proud to accept insurance, and many patients are able to receive coverage for their connective tissue disease therapy. Please visit our Insurance page to view our list of accepted providers -- if you don’t see your provider listed, we encourage you to give us a call and discuss your options with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Will I need physical therapy following my treatment? 

Yes! Physical therapy is an absolute essential part of your recovery, as much as any other part of your treatment plan. Our physical therapist is here to collaborate with your rheumatologist and offer you tailor-made care at every step of the way.

How can I contact the top-rated rheumatologist near me?

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we make it as simple as possible for you to get back to living your life the way you love to live it. Just use our online scheduling tool to make your appointment, and please feel free to call us at 708-283-2600 with any questions you have prior to your visit. We’re here to help.