Most of the people in India have not heard about Vasculitis, which is a family of diseases and refers to a condition in which the blood vessels become inflamed. It causes some abnormal changes in the walls of blood vessels such as thickening, narrowing, weakening, or scarring. All these changes in blood vessels further hamper the blood flow and result in tissue and organ damage.
Vasculitis can lead to serious problems. Its complications depend on which blood vessels, body or organ systems are affected. In extreme situations, a portion of the blood vessel becomes weakened, stretched and bulged, known as an aneurysm. This weakened wall of the blood vessel may even rupture and bleed to cause death.
If you are diagnosed with Vasculitis, and looking for a reliable Vasculitis treatment in Ludhiana, then there can’t be a better option across Punjab than The Mediclinic Center. It is a well-known and advanced speciality centre offering world-class treatment facilities at affordable prices.
Immediately visit The Mediclinic Center for initial examination, if you are experiencing any of the related symptoms of Vasculitis.
Know about the Symptoms
Symptoms of Vasculitis occur as both generalized as well as localized. In generalized condition, the whole of the body is affected with inflammation, whereas the localized condition depends on the affected tissue or organ.
- Generalized symptoms involve Fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, and loss of weight.
- Localized symptoms include a tingling sensation in the limbs, skin rashes, muscle weakness, renal failure, heart attack, and strokes.
Causes of Vasculitis
Although in most cases, the exact cause of Vasculitis is still unknown, however, in many cases, possible triggers of this immune system problem include the following factors:
- Blood Cancers
- Infections, such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C
- Immune system diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma
- Hypersensitivity to certain medications
Types of Vasculitis
Vasculitis is also known as angiitis or arteritis. It has many types and the most of them are quite rare. Depending on the type, it may affect just one or several organs, and as a short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) condition.
Although some of the Vasculitis types may improve without treatment, many other types may require medications to prevent the inflammation and flare-ups.
Various Vasculitis types are mentioned below:
- Buerger’s disease
- Behcet’s disease
- Giant cell arteritis
- Takayasu’s arteritis
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura
- Kawasaki disease
- Churg-Strauss syndrome
- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Diagnosis And Treatment of Vasculitis
Generally, doctors examine certain symptoms and lab tests to confirm Vasculitis. A blood test is advised to check a low red blood cell count, a high platelet count, a high white cell count, liver or kidney problems, and particular antibodies.
In many cases, treatment entirely depends upon the diagnosis and the affected organs. Usually, a vasculitis condition that occurs due to an allergic reaction, go away on its own without any treatment.
In other conditions, where major organs such as the brain, lungs, or kidneys are involved, a timely and aggressive treatment is essential.
The most common treatment consists of various corticosteroid drugs. Sometimes, Chemotherapy drugs are also used in lower doses. The primary goal of a doctor with a treatment is just to control or minimize the abnormal immune response of a patient’s body that may otherwise cause risk of blood vessel damage.
Most often Vasculitis can share similar signs and symptoms with other diseases, therefore a diagnosis of vasculitis may be quite difficult sometimes.
Therefore, always consult a specialist doctor or clinic, who has an expert hand in evaluating and treating the disease, such as The Mediclinic Center. Here, an experienced and reputed team of a Rheumatologist and other physicians offering the top-notch Vasculitis treatment in Ludhiana by developing a comprehensive plan based on the individual patient’s disease condition.
For more information or any query, book your appointment today!