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Can pain caused by temporal arteritis be relieved by exercise?

Can pain caused by temporal arteritis be relieved by exercise?

No: Temporal arteritis is a vasculitis or blood vessel inflammation. It is unusual to have it at your age. Exercise does not help it. If this is really what you have, it must be treated with steroids like Prednisone. See a doctor to be tested and examined. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Definition)

Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which a person has inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area, neck, upper body, and arms. The affected areas may have pain, swollen blood vessels, ...Read more


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How can I tell which headache is caused by temporal arteritis or from my eyes or something else?

You cannot: Consult with your physician as they may need to do blood test as well as further detailed examinations. Only by determining the cause can a treatment be designed. ...Read more

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Could previous strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

Could previous strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

No: Temporal arteritis is and inflammatory condition of the artery, and would not be caused by endocarditis. Temporal arteritis can cause a stroke though. ...Read more

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Could previious strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

Could previious strokes caused by endocarditis cause temporal arteritis?

No: Strokes in endocarditis are usually due to septic vegetation emboli breaking off the infected heart valve and going to the brain. Mycotic aneurysms can rupture causing severe life threatening hemorrhagic strokes. Temporal arteritis is an autoimmune giant cell arteritis of the temporal arteries. It is associated with polymyalgia rheumatica and has nothing to do with bacterial endocarditis. ...Read more

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Can jaw issues cause temporal arteritis or symptoms resembling it? Jaw locks & clicks on same side as recently bulging forehead artery. Normal bp

Can jaw issues cause temporal arteritis or symptoms resembling it? Jaw locks & clicks on same side as recently bulging forehead artery. Normal bp

Temporal Arteritis?: It is chronic inflammation of large arteries of the head and has nothing to do with the jaw. If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. See your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP. ...Read more

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Im on a second round of amoxicillin for a suspected ongoing sinus infection. I have lots of pain and pressure in temples. Im worried that ongoing use of amox will cause temporal arteritis?

Im on a second round of amoxicillin for a suspected ongoing sinus infection. I have lots of pain and pressure in temples. Im worried that ongoing use of amox will cause temporal arteritis?

Not likely: I am not aware of any association between temporal arteritis and sinus infection - your pain is more likely related to your sinus condition IF you have not responded to therapy you may need further evaluation ...Read more

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Have daily headaches have temporal arteritis what causes headaches?

Bx confirmed?: Temporal arteritis is a serious issue and should be confirmed with bx and more recently, mra studies. It is a very high grade inflammatory disease, and requires staunch antiinflammatory rx. Pain comes from inflammation of the cerebral vessels that have "giant cell vasculitis."however, if your inflammation numbers (CRP) are down, your headaches may have another cause. Steroids, mtx, and tnf-a are rxs. ...Read more

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I have temporal arteritis are all headaches I get caused by this disease? Some are very painful

They could be.: Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is a systemic autoimmune vasculitis that affects the lining of arteries throughout the body. It is uncommon in patients below 60 and can be chronic and recurrent. The difficulty in managment is in knowing which symptoms are not due to the gca or treatment side effects. Presentation can be highly variable. Exam and work up is key. CRP too. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis) (Definition)

Temporal arteritis, also called giant cell arteritis, is a condition of inflammation of the arteries in the head resulting in headache, fever, scalp pain, jaw pain, and vision loss. ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is a term for inflammation of an artery. Many conditions that cause arteritis are caused by a person's own ...Read more