Lupus Treatment From Rheumatologists in Reading, MA
The rheumatologists at Tufts Medical Center Community Care provide specialized treatment to patients with lupus in Reading, Massachusetts. A member of MelroseWakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, our multispecialty medical group is committed to providing easily accessible, world-class medical care to Boston’s northern suburbs.
What is lupus?
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes a patient’s immune system to attack his or her organs and tissues. The inflammation associated with lupus is capable of triggering a wide array of symptoms, including but not limited to:
- A red facial rash that covers the cheeks and nose
- Joint pain, swelling or stiffness
- Ongoing fever
- Dry eyes
- Skin rashes that worsen in sunlight
- Toes or fingers that turn bluish in the cold or during anxiety
The exact causes of lupus are not entirely clear, but many physicians believe a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors may be to blame. Some people are genetically predisposed to lupus. For others, lupus can be brought on by certain types of medications or infections.
What does lupus treatment involve?
Lupus treatment will vary from patient to patient, just like its symptoms. That’s why our rheumatologists provide individualized care and collaborate with other specialists in our expansive network as necessary to ensure each patient receives the treatment he or she needs. Many patients are able to manage their symptoms with a combination of medication – such as immunosuppressants, corticosteroids or biologics – and self-care measures like diet and exercise.
Contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care in Reading at 781-620-4892 to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist and learn more about our approach to lupus treatment. We accept most major health insurance plans.