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A 39-year-old member asked:

what kind of over-the-counter medications would i get for arteritis ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
None: If you do have arteritis, inflammatory disease of blood vessels, this can be a very severe and life threatening condition, and does not lend itself to self-treatments. Work closely with your doctor.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is arteritis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Arteritis: This is inflammation of an arterial blood vessel. This is caused either by allergy to a drug where the body thinks the drug is foreign and needs to be removed. Other times the body just reacts against the blood vessels, causing blockage, usually accompanied by a rash, fever, damage to organs the blood vessel supplies ie kidney, lung skin, eye, brain, joint
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do to not get arteritis?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Rheumatology 41 years experience
No known prevenion: The term "arteritis" simply means inflamed arteries. It is part of a larger group of diseases known as vasculitis. They are autoimmune in nature with most having no known mechanism. Some forms of vasculitis are associated with hepatitis b and some are result of medications and infections. Several types have genetic and ethnic predisposition such as bechet's disease and takayasu's arteritis.
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A 17-year-old member asked:

Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Yes: Anti-inflammatory and other medicines can cause problems for some people (heart disease, liver toxicity, stomach ulcers, etc). Arthritis symptoms can be improved by gentle aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening exercise, topical treatments like paraffin wax baths, massage and accupuncture. Supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin/5-loxin can also help some people. Orthotics and shoes can help.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for arteritis?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
ANCA and clinical: Anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibodies are elevated in some patients, but the clinical examination and sometimes angiography or histology is required.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of arteritis?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Almost anything: Almost anything. Depends which part of the body or which system is involved. Rheumatology evaluation is indicated.

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