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Collagen vascular disease signs

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sunanswered
Cardiology 15 years experience
Autoimmune disorders: Collagen vascular disease occurs when problems with the immune system affect collagen.Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that makes up 30% of bod... Read More
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Collagen Vascular : These are diseases that attack the connective tissues of blood vessels. They are typically autoimmune disorders characterized by overactivity of the ... Read More
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
Collagen vascular : This is an older term for autoimmune disease that is not descriptive or helpful in my opinion. If a provider has told you that you have collagen vasc... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Collagen disease: Simple answer: yes. If there is significant vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, or renal involvement, yes.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Possibly: They can be severe or so mild that no treatment is needed. It depends on the system involvement.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Sick Support: You can think of collagen as sort of the glue and supporting tissue that holds our bodies together. There is collagen holding our eye lens in place a... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Blood Pressure issue: Collagen vascular disorders makes one susceptible to high blood pressure and its consequences such as intra-uterine growth restriction, kidney & liver... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Misleading.: Collagen vascular disease was a term originally used to describe an abnormality of the collagen protein associated with blood vessels. It is now used ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Lupus is a collagen vascular disease. Like a cold is an upper respiratory infection. Cvd is a general term that includes many diseases including lupu... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Few do, but: Scleroderma (pss) can turn the autonomically controlled bladder muscle wall to contract from collagen based scarring with contracture, but few other w... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
Rheumatology 46 years experience
Don't worry....: Lines that go from side to side (horizontal ) nail are Beau's lines (guess which doctor named them) and certainly can be a reflection of a variety of ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Come and Go: You may or may not need Nifedipine long term. That drug doesn't 'cure' the CVDz ... it is used to prevent spasm of blood vessels ... you can go off a... Read More
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Strong Acid: Bazuka gel is a strong salicyclic acid formulary that will cause damage to the layers of the skin of the wart & to the layers surrounding the wart... Read More

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