Aging gracefully is seeming a myth as we see more and more cases of chronic diseases around us every day. Such is vasculitis or vascular inflammation. It is a disease that leads to inflammation of veins and arteries. However, any type and size of blood carrying vessels can come at its aim. These vessels are responsible for carrying blood throughout the body. What’s worse is that this disease hinders the proper functioning of the blood vessels by making them weak. As a result, the blood does not flow at its normal rate, making the body part swollen.
Causes of Vascular Inflammation
Our immune system is for protecting us from any harm. However, this very immune system can become our enemy when it tries to harm us. Sometimes vascular inflammation only occurs in one organ of the body. However, there are instances when this disease spreads in many organs at the same time. Certain allergic reactions of a few medications can cause this disease to develop. In some cases, it also occurs due to blood cancers of different types.
Vasculitis can be both short term as well as long term. It affects the body parts and can make them swell and become painful. The inflammation can cause a tingling effect in arms, legs, and joints and can make the muscle become weak that leads to paralysis and, in severe cases, even death. Joint vasculitis can cause pain and swell in the joints. Symptoms of vascular inflammation vary from person to person. However, the most common symptoms include fever, sweats, and weight loss.
Numerous institutions in the world are conducting researches every day to understand possible solutions for this disease. Therefore, one must not worry as your chances of catching the disease may be less. However, if you face any of its symptoms, then consult your doctor at your earliest.
It can affect the following:
If you or any of your loved ones have developed Vascular Inflammation specifically of joints, contact Rheumatology Care of North Houston or call us on 832.532.9779 for more details.