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Dr. Jama Darling
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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Overview)

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and organs. It may lead to nosebleeds, acute and chronic digestive tract bleeding, and various other problems like arteriovenous malformations.


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What do I need to know about living with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia).?

What do I need to know about living with hht (hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia).?

Complex Q: If a person has been diagnosed with hht they should see a doctor regularly who can direct their care and screen for complications. More information can be found at http://hht.Org/about-hht/. ...Read more

Dr. Jama Darling
13 doctors shared insights

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Overview)

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is also known as osler-weber-rendu syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin, mucous membranes, and organs. It may lead to nosebleeds, acute and chronic digestive tract bleeding, and various other problems like arteriovenous malformations.


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How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Investigate: Most people with hht just have dilated tiny blood vessels visible in their skin, but the abnormal blood vessels can occur anywhere in the body and you would want to have a doctor investigate, especially to make sure you don't have a vascular lesion or aneurism in the brain that could cause more serious trouble. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are treatable with an office based procedure. See a vein specialist. ...See more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Wear support stockings
Daily
Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht). It is a genetic disease?

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (hht). It is a genetic disease?

Yes: Hht is a genetic condition that is transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion (i.e. If a patient has hht, they have an affected parent). Occasionally, a new mutation may cause hht to develop. ...Read more

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What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

History & Physical: Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Treating Varicose Veins (Tip)

Treating Varicose Veins

Chronic problem , wear pressure stockings when standing for long time . They help alot. ...See more

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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
Daily
Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

How bad is having hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

HHT Normal Life: You will see in the medical literature that most people with hht have a normal lifespan.The commonly seen skin lesions and nosebleeds usually develop during childhood. The avms (arterial-venous malformations) are thought to be present from birth, but don't have to cause any symptoms. Frequent nosebleeds are usually the most common symptom ...Read more

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How do people treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Investigate: Most people with hht just have dilated tiny blood vessels visible in their skin, but the abnormal blood vessels can occur anywhere in the body and you would want to have a doctor investigate, especially to make sure you don't have a vascular lesion or aneurism in the brain that could cause more serious trouble. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Telangiectasia (Definition)

Telangiectasia are small dilated blood vessels that can appear anywhere on the body. They may be due to congenital diseases, or they may appear over time due to high ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close ...Read more