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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?

What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?

Depends: Depends on location of affected organ like lungs, kidneys, intestines .. Etc ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Christopher Bibb
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Collagen Vascular Disease (Definition)

Collagen vascular diseases are a variety of conditions that involve disorders of collagen. Collagen is a tough, glue-like protein that makes up 30% of body protein. It shapes the structure of tendons, bones, and connective tissues. Problems with the immune system can affect these structures, and lead to conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, and ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Can you die from collagen vascular disease?

Can you die from collagen vascular disease?

Collagen disease: Simple answer: yes. If there is significant vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, or renal involvement, yes. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
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Whats collagen vascular disease?

Whats collagen vascular disease?

Collagen Vascular : These are diseases that attack the connective tissues of blood vessels. They are typically autoimmune disorders characterized by overactivity of the immune system resulting in auto-antibodies that attack the collagen connective tissue of blood vessels & other tissues, resulting in inlammation & weakness of the connecitve tissues. Examples are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, & sjogren's. ...Read more

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Dr. John Hammes
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What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?

What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?

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 and collagen in our ligaments of our joints and other places. Collagen vascular disease is typically an autoimmune disease which affects all sorts of tissues. Rheumatologists are the specialists who typically see this illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
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Is sjogrens considered a collagen vascular disease?

Auto-immune: Auto immune disorder related to salivary glands. Can develop dry mouth, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

Few do, but: Scleroderma (pss) can turn the autonomically controlled bladder muscle wall to contract from collagen based scarring with contracture, but few other would do so! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Roschmann
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What do vertical lines on your nails say about your health??? (I have collagen vascular disease by the way. )

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 conditions including collagen vascular disorders (I suspect you were talking about Raynaud's) . Vertical lines however are commonly seen normal healthy people. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Jarrard
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
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Why can't you use Bazuka gel to treat verrucas if you have a circulation problem. What effect does it have? I have collagen vascular disease btw.

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. With collagen vascular disease it will take a long time to heal those layers back and the chance of infection would be high. Natural castor oil is effective in sloughing off wart tissue when placed directly on the wart and sealed with a bandage daily! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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High Risk Pregnancy (Definition)

High risk pregnancies are those in which the risk to the mother or the baby is higher than for the average pregnancy. A pregnancy can be termed "high-risk" when the mother has a pre-existing condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or when she has had previous problem pregnancies, is pregnant with multiple babies, or ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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