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Dr. Nilesh Nolkha - Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Nilesh Nolkha

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DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

6 Years Experience ₹250 online
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Rheumatology is a field which deals with arthritis and chronic painful disorders. My ultimate aim is to provide comprehensive care to such patients with compassion and sympathy. I will do......more
Rheumatology is a field which deals with arthritis and chronic painful disorders. My ultimate aim is to provide comprehensive care to such patients with compassion and sympathy. I will do my best to develop rheumatology in India so that patients of arthritis do not have to suffer.
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Dr. Nilesh Nolkha is a trusted Rheumatologist in Mira Road, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 6 years of journey as a Rheumatologist. He is a qualified DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine. You can consult Dr. Nilesh Nolkha at Wockhardt hospital ,The Umrao institute in Mira Road, Mumbai. He has received 14 delightful feedbacks from satisfied patients. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nilesh Nolkha on Lybrate.com.

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DM - Rheumatology - King George Medical University, Lucknow - 2015
MD - General Medicine - KEM hospital, Mumbai - 2011
Past Experience
Senior Resident Rheumatology at King George Medical University
Consultant at Wockhardt hospital
Senior Resident, Medicine at KEM hospital
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Awards and Recognitions
Best Rheumatology Resident Award, KGMC
Professional Memberships
Indian Rheumatology Association
British society of rheumatology

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Last year I had severe back pain attack. Simultaneously psoriatic rashes came up on my face. Later this years I have started pain in my fingers. Now both the knees. My Dr. Treated me for uric acid. But in vain The pain in my knees is increasing day b day. The back pain occurs every now n then. Am doubting psoriatic arthritis. What is your opinion.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Last year I had severe back pain attack. Simultaneously psoriatic rashes came up on my face. Later this years I have ...
Hi ot definitely sounds like psoriatic arthritis. please show rheumatologist as soon as possible. Psa is very difficult to treat if things are delayed, but at same time it's treatable with right treatment. Best wishes
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Unfortunately my right leg tendon arthritis is cut by playing cutter and after successful surgery doc say me, its taking 3 months to have normal, is it true?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Not sure what you are trying to say. But yes tendon surgery might require 3 -6 months to heal completely even after surgery Best wishes.
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Can I have suggestion on foods I can eat and foods to avoid when dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Can I have suggestion on foods I can eat and foods to avoid when dealing with rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks.
Eat healthily, take your medicines no other advice works or required. Don't believe in specific RA diets, they don't help. Junk food is bad for the body, as it is for RA. If you feel something is causing your RA to flare, avoid it. But most times wrong perpetuated myths give you psychological belief that certain foods cause arthritis, which has no conclusive evidence whatsoever. Best wishes
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Suffering from chronic rheumatoid arthritis in both knees and cartilage loss. Can walk only with help of NSAIDs. Can you help?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Suffering from chronic rheumatoid arthritis in both knees
and cartilage loss. Can walk only with help of NSAIDs. Can ...
Knee replacement might only be an option. Depends on if any inflammation still presents in knees. Steroid injection in knees worth a try, cheap and can last for 3 months
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Is Uric acid 8.2 very dangerous? My dad is taking lasilactone and adalactone! Are they the reason for high uric acid?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Is Uric acid 8.2 very dangerous? My dad is taking lasilactone and adalactone! Are they the reason for high uric acid?
Not really, high uric acid is itself is not a big problem. 'Lasi' part in lasilactone (furosemide) can increase uric acid a bit. I will only worry if he had gout. Slightly higher uric acid might also be due to poor diet and exercise, rather than drug alone. Sometimes other diseases like diabetes can also cause increase uric acid. Show a Rheumatologist if in doubt. Read about 'gout and matchstick analogy' that might explain a lot of things to you. Best wishes for your father.
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I am suffering from Lupus Nephritis since 4 years. Now the protein level has come in the range level since 4 months. I am taking Mycept 500 (BD). Doctors are not stopping my medicine. Can you help?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from Lupus Nephritis since 4 years. Now the protein level has come in the range level since 4 months. ...
It's too risky to stop medicines completely. The risk of taking medicines is much lesser than not taking it. I will trust your doctors opinion. In any case even if protein has become normal doesn't mean everything has become silent. Lupus is mostly a lifelong disease. So your doctor will see whole picture before stopping it and if they feel it's risk they won't. Trust them and discuss with them Best wishes
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What is knee Arthritis. What are the symptoms of it. Can it be treated fully if I do exercises. Or do I have to do a knee replacement. please reply.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
What is knee Arthritis. What are the symptoms of it. Can it be treated fully if I do exercises. Or do I have to do a ...
Knee arthritis with age is mostly due to wear and tear known as osteoarthritis. There could be many other arthritis which affects knees , but OA is most common with age. You need replacement only if the knee becomes severely damaged. Operation not advisable usually before 60. If you keep weight control and exercise regularly you can galt progression. Many times progression is not in hands and it will get mote worn out with age and one might knee replacement. Some say glycosaminoglycans works fir oa , but frankly evidence miniscule. (Glucosamine) Also make sure that you don't have other arthritis type which can be probably treated medically
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Sir, I am a diabetic for the past 15 years, and having knee pain also, Presently knee pain has reduced, For the past 6 months, I am taking Ayurvedic medicine, for diabetic, as well as for joint pain, along with English medicines, Is it advisable to take both medicines, simultaneously,My present age is 57 years, kindly explain,

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
Sir, I am a diabetic for the past 15 years, and having knee pain also, Presently knee pain has reduced, For the past ...
Depending on what ayurvedic medicines are, sometimes they damage liver and kidneys because of heavy metals like lead in them (same thing fir which maggi was banned) Also make sure that sugars are controlled. You can always discuss with your doctor
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My wife is suffering from high Uric Acid Lab Test report is 6.4 mg, Suggest me for her suitable diet, How to decrease the high Level Uric Acid, Also give some home tips. Which vegetables are rich in Vegetable Protein.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
My wife is suffering from high Uric Acid Lab Test report is 6.4 mg, Suggest me for her suitable diet, How to decrease...
Do check matchstick analogy in Gout which will answer all your queries No need to stop any dala or vegetables. Ask her to do exercise and control weight. Avoid junk food. Uric acid as such is not harmful unless associated with Gout. Your wife doesn't seem to have Gout.
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I am suffering from gout last 15 years I take medicine Zyloric 300 ,one bad daily Please tell how to control uric acid.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from gout last 15 years I take medicine Zyloric 300 ,one bad daily
Please tell how to control uric acid.
Hi, gout is a very severe disease, it affects joints, heart and kidneys. Most people forget that uric acid which deposits in joints can deposit in heart and kidneys too. So basically besides most painful joints it can kill also. Also as disease progresses the arthritis spreads and can have a devastating effect (google gouty arthritis, gouty top, gouty joint, gouty erosions images). The treatment is very simple, but to be taken continuously. Also its a widespread misconception that you should stop dals. Dals are very healthy source of protein, and they need not be stopped in gout.
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I'm suffering from high uric acid. My uric acid 7.3% and swallow whole body. My age 22 yrs, male.give me suggestion for quickly recover from this problem.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I'm suffering from high uric acid. My uric acid 7.3% and swallow whole body. My age 22 yrs, male.give me suggestion f...
I don't think uric acid has anything to do with your problem. High uric acid most times means you are having poor diet and no exercise. Don't treat uric acid treat the under ling problem.
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My uric acid level is high i.e 8.01. Can I consume Remylin-D which is prescribed by doctor.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
My uric acid level is high i.e 8.01. Can I consume Remylin-D which is prescribed by doctor.
You don't need to treat uric acid if it's not Gout. Avoid junk food and doingvexercise should be enough. Remylin d is vitamin d which is good for bones and joints especially if you have low levels. It has got nothing to do with uric acid.
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My mother is having rheumatoid arthritis, she is not able to walk properly as her 1 knee is affected by it, so we consulted a doctor so he is suggesting for 'PRP' injection therapy for the knee. So I wanted to know what is PRP, is it safe, does it have any side effects, is it a one time process or a long time therapy? Please response in detail.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
My mother is having rheumatoid arthritis, she is not able to walk properly as her 1 knee is affected by it, so we con...
PRP is extremely safe. But its experimental at best. If knee is too damaged I wont recommend it, better save money on replacement. If knee is active (inflammed) because f rheumatoid arthritis, a steroid injection is much cheaper and very effective. No body knows how definitely PRP works (dont hit googlemit has asnwers for evrything , I am talking of hard scientific evidence). Who should go for PRP ? Patients who have money to try a safe therapy which might or might not be effective, to avoid or delay surgery (which can be very costly), immediately (might still require even if PRP is successful). How many times PRP required ? Nobody knows, one to three injections might be helpful. There is no definite protocol. It it helps might be worthwhile to repeat in long run. But If knee is severely damaged I won't put too much money on PRP.
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My mother who is 51 year old is taking homeopathy medicine for joint's treatment. Actually allopathy doctor have advised my mother for knee operation (for rheumatoid arthritis). But someone in my relationship had told my mother that homeopathy medicine can cure this and will further required no treatment after taking homeopathy medicine. But I doubt is going in my mind that the homeopathy medicine which my mother relative is giving cost around 8000 per months. Is it true or he is making us fool. My mother is taking homeopathy medicine for rheumatoid arthritis from around 9 months. Please tell are really the treatment for this is 8000?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
My mother who is 51 year old is taking homeopathy medicine for joint's treatment. Actually allopathy doctor have advi...
First Rheumatoid arthritis is best treated by allopathy medicines which can cost 500 -1000 rupees per month in most cases. All arthritis is not Rheumatoid arthritis. I am not sure you have given any evidence that your mom has that. Homeopathy medicines are basically sugar pills, if you are taking such costly pills, its your choice, I don't think they will work. If knees are severely damaged no allopathy, ayurvedic or homeopathy medicines will work. Its because if knees are eroded nothing available can regrow a new cartilage. A rheumatologist might be able to give you besta dvice. They are medicine doctors, not surgeons, so they should be able to give you a fair advice on surgery without any vested interests. Remember Sandhi Sudha oil marketed by Govinda. Cost 6000 rupees. All oils have eucalyptus oil or menthol, which gives warmth and you feel nice. You can get eucalyptus oil in 50 rupees also. Iodex which has it comes in 50-100 rupees. People are fooled everyday by false claims.
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I am a patient of rheumatoid arthritis suffering for last 7-8 years, now 62 years old (male). For pain relieving, some doctors have suggested cold compress, some others, hot compress. I am a little bit confused. Although, I am comfortable with cold compress, my sister, now 60, a patient of RA, prefers hot compress. I want to know what is the correct procedure. Pl help. S. Hazra, Baguiati, Kolkata.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I am a patient of rheumatoid arthritis suffering for last 7-8 years, now 62 years old (male). For pain relieving, som...
There is no evidence that either of them is more hramful or beneficial than others. Some people give logic of cold compress over hot Ra joints. But, I don't think besides giving a temporary relief it has any long term implications. So you can choose what you like Regards
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My Arthritis test report shows ASO - 542 RA - 1.4 CRP - 2.1 Uric Acid - 2.6 What are the causes for increase of ASO level in the blood? How to reduce it?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
My Arthritis test report shows ASO - 542 RA - 1.4
CRP - 2.1
Uric Acid - 2.6
What are the causes for increase of ASO l...
ASO levels can be increased in anyone normally also. It has not much use in adults. May be of some use in children. I don't think with normal CRP you are likely to have any arthritis. Ignore ASO titres.
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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

एंकिलॉज़िंग स्पॉन्डिलाइटिस (Ankylosing spondylitis – AS) क्या है ?

एंकिलॉज़िंग (Ankylosing) का अर्थ होता है – जुड़ाव (फ्यूज़न) (Fusion ) |

स्पॉन्डिलाइटिस (spondylitis) का अर्थ होता है – स्पाइन (Spine) या रीड क़ी हडडी के मनकों की सूजन (inflammation) |

एंकिलॉज़िंग स्पॉन्डिलाइटिस एक ऐसा रोग है जो पीठ, गर्दन, और कभी कभी कूल्हों और एड़ी में दर्द और जकडन का कारण बनता है | यह एक प्रकार का वात या गठिया रोग है (Gathiya / vaat rog), जिसे आर्थराइटिस (arthritis)भी कहा जाता है। 

अमूमन यह मान्यता होती है की गठिया रोग बुढापे का रोग है | रहेयूमेटोलोजी (Rheumatology) एक ऐसा मेडिकल फिल्ड है जिसमे अनेक प्रकार के गठिया रोगों का समावेश होता है | रह्युमेटोलॉजिस्ट (Rheumatologist) एक ऐसा डॉक्टर होता है, जो इन गठिया रोगों के प्रकार का पता लगाकर इनका इलाज (treatment) करते हैं। ऐसे बहुत सारे गठिया रोग या वात रोग हैं जो किसी को अल्पायु में ही ग्रसित कर सकते हैं। AS ऐसा रोग है। 

एंकिलॉज़िंग स्पॉन्डिलाइटिस वात रीढ़ की हड्डी ( spine vertebra) के आसपास या कुछ जोड़ों (joint) में सूजन के साथ शुरू होता है  । यह किशोर या वयस्क अवस्था के युवक या युवतियों (ज्यादात्तर युवको) को ग्रसित करता है । इस रोग की शुरुआत बचपन में भी हो सकती है। कभी कभी, इस बिमारी से रीढ़ की हड्डियों का एक साथ फ्यूज़न (fusion) या जुड़ाव हो सकता है  |

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What is Rheumatology? Who is a Rheumatologist? What is Autoimmune Disorder? What is Arthritis?

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
What is Rheumatology? Who is a Rheumatologist? What is Autoimmune Disorder? What is Arthritis?

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a field of medicine, which deals with diseases having joint pain, arthritis and other related symptoms. It derives its origin from word ‘rheumatism’, which means anything related to joint or body pain.

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis means joint pain associated with inflammation (redness, warmth and swelling). All joint pains are not arthritis.

 

All joint pains are not arthritis.     

 

Most rheumatology diseases are a particular type of arthritis. However, depending on disease type, they can affect any organ of the body. Thus, they can be serious diseases too. They even affect children and young people.

Rheumatology diseases are autoimmune diseases

Rheumatic diseases are often autoimmune in nature. Autoimmune diseases are diseases,  where a part of one’s own immune system automatically starts  acting against itself. It is unknown why this ‘auto’ ‘immune’ activation causes problems only in a few. Note, it is not the low immunity, but over active immunity, which is the problem. Over active immunity loves to hit joints, this is why most rheumatic diseases have arthritis.

Who is a Rheumatologist?

Rheumatologist is a physician doctor, who is specially trained to investigate & treat various types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases with medicines. They are also commonly known as ‘joint pain or arthritis’ doctors. They are different from orthopaedic doctors, who are surgeons. However, both type of doctors need to work together, at times, to treat some patients.

It is necessary to start treatment early if you suffer from rheumatic illness. As immunity is  over active in these diseases, the medicines used to treat these diseases regulate and sometimes suppress the immune system. Early effective treatment helps prevent serious joint damage and can help save life in serious rheumatic disease.

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I am 44 years old suffering from R.A .My RA is 18. 8 and esr, uric acid is normal, anti ccp test is sero negative. I suffered from thyroid but due to homeopathic treatment it is coming normal. have psoriasis on foot. Please let me know whether lam suffering from auto immune diseases. Are there any blood tests to confirm the diagnosis of auto immunity disorder. Please suggest which doctor should I consult a rheumatologist or immunologist.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
I am 44 years old suffering from R.A .My RA is 18. 8 and esr, uric acid is normal, anti ccp test is sero negative. I ...
Hi, Ms. lybrate-user, I am not sure who made a diagnosis of RA in you. RA levels are very borderline in your case and they are not high enough to make a diagnosis of RA. But having said that many Ra patients have negative tests too. You have psoriasis. The arthritis associated with psoriasis is called psoriatic arthritis. It usually is diagnosed clinically, by history and patient examination and test alone is not sufficient. Also, understand that psoriasis of the skin is itself an autoimmune condition. It doesn't require any test, we can diagnose it by just looking at the skin. Rheumatology deals with autoimmune disorders. Unfortunately, most autoimmune disorders are complex, there is not a single blood test. Many immune blood results (like RA test) can be positive in normal patients. A diagnosis can only be made with proper, history and examination along with relevant blood results. I get many patients in my OPD with positive blood results of autoimmunity, but they don't have the disease. So I hope you understood why a specialist should see you before you do or interpret any results. Since rheumatology deals with autoimmune disorders mostly, Rheumatologist and clinical immunologists are one and same in India. We mostly use the word rheumatologists rather than immunologists in India. If you have trouble finding rheumatologist in your area do let me know Regards Best wishes.
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