Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between orthopaedic and rheumatologist doctor? Who should I see for joint problems?
Is it true that there are no side effects from ayurvedic or other alternative medicines used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases?
Ayurvedic medicine uses a variety of products and practices. Like other unregulated traditional medicines, Ayurvedic products have suffered from poor quality. Some Ayurvedic products have been contaminated with prescription drugs including steroids and high concentrations of heavy metals including mercury, arsenic, and lead.
If you are thinking about using ayurvedic medicine –
You should consult a qualified rheumatologist for more information about your illness and implications of delayed conventional therapy.
Do not use Ayurvedic medicine to postpone seeing a specialist.
Tell your rheumatologist about any complementary medicines you use. This will help to ensure coordinated and safe care.
For more information please visit http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ayurveda/introduction.htm