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How can I treat temporal arteritis?

How can I treat temporal arteritis?

Steroids : If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently. A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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What can I do for temporal arteritis?

What can I do for temporal arteritis?

Steroids: Steroids, most commonly, prednisone, are the only generally accepted treatment for the symptoms of ta. Other medications have been used with varying and mostly disappointing results. ...Read more

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How can I treat polymyalgia rheumatica?

How can I treat polymyalgia rheumatica?

Prednisone plus....?: Prednisone is the tried and true remedy for this condition. Sometimes other arthritis medications are helpful too. Speak to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can I treat headaches?

How can I treat headaches?

Depends on cause: Need a diagnosis.There are so many causes & types of headaches that there is no 1 treatment for all.A good history & physical, incl hands-on diagnostic exam by your osteopathic physician along with any recommended testing should help define cause & thus treatment.For many causes, incl chronic pain, treatment may be meds, lifestyle changes or something as simple as in-office osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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How can I treat the headache?

How can I treat the headache?

Ha: There are many different types and causes of headache. This is too vague a question to give you good solid answers. But if a mild headache, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen as recommended by dosing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

How do you treat temporal lobe epilepsy?

Temporal lobe epi: Many people with temporal lobe epilepsy have partial onset seizures or complex partial seizures. Many people with this condition can be successfully treated with medication, such as lamotrigine or levetiracetam. People who cannot be treated well with medication may find it possible to obtain relief with epilepsy surgery. ...Read more

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How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

Depends: Based on size and symptoms, treatment is either observation or intervention, which can be ligation or resection. Discuss your options with your doctor or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause my cluster headaches? How can I treat them?

What can cause my cluster headaches? How can I treat them?

Non-standard answer: Cluster headaches are traditionally difficult to treat.Many of the migraine treatments are ineffective and opiates may be of only modest benefit.A less traditional treatment, neuroprolotherapy, has shown some promise.It appears to calm the nerves down & cut pain during episodes.Still, it doesn't prevent recurrences.Nutrition may be a factor.Naturopath may be helpful in decreasing recurrences. ...Read more

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Can esephalitis be cured? How can I know how serious it is?

Can esephalitis be cured? How can I know how serious it is?

Brain inflammation: Encephalitis is an acute, life-threatening emergency, which requires prompt management. Treatment usually involves provision of empiric antibiotics and support of cardiorespiratory status and treatment of seizures. The clinical severity of encephalitis may be suggested by the symptoms of altered consciousness, lethargy, seizures, loss of balance, and focal neurologic findings. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye swelling?

How can I treat eye swelling?

Depends on cause?: Unilateral or bilateral, rule out allergies, blocked lid glands, trauma , skin allergic reactions, . ...Read more

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What if predisones doesn't help for temporal arteritis?

What if predisones doesn't help for temporal arteritis?

Rare: Prednisone is veryy effective, and the3 dosge can be manipulated to reduce the inflammatory process. In the RARE case it does not work, several other antimetabolite medications are available ...Read more

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How can I treat vertigo and anemia?

How can I treat vertigo and anemia?

Find the cause: There are literally hundreds of different causes of anemia. You need to work with your physician to find the underlying cause and address it. Any licensed physician can do an anemia workup. FInding and treating the cause of vertigo is more difficult; more physicians can do the maneuver to identify positional vertigo. Be proactive and insist on getting a real diagnosis for both. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye infections?

How can I treat eye infections?

DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious problems not only in the eyes but in the body. ...Read more

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How can I treat hyperemia in eyes?

How can I treat hyperemia in eyes?

Hyperemia: is just increased redness. The cause of the redness is what would require treatment. There are many causes for red eyes which can be difficult to determine without an eye exam. Your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the hyperemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure and treat dystonia?

How can I cure and treat dystonia?

No cure: there is no cure for dystonia. Depending upon the location and extent of the dystonia, oral medications or injections of Botox can be beneficial. usually Botox is much more effective treatment for dystonia and other medications. Best to check with her doctor. ...Read more

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How can i treat cuffitis?

Question unclear: I am not sure what you are referring to. Please clarify and we can help you! ...Read more

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How can I treat epistaxis?

How can I treat epistaxis?

Some ideas: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/nosebleeds/article_em.htm

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How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

Optic nerve swelling: Depends on the underlying cause. You need to see an ophthalmologist for a work-up to determine why the optic nerve is swollen. ...Read more

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How can I treat temporal arteritis?

Steroids : If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently. A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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Does temporal arteritis just affect in their 50's or can I afect young men too?

Does temporal arteritis just affect in their 50's or can I afect young men too?

It certainly could: Disease does not follow the usual pattern in the majority of cases. Classical circumstances are found in textbooks not clinics. ...Read more

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What is temporal arteritis?

What is temporal arteritis?

Inflammation: Temporal arteritis (ta) is a non-infectious inflammation of the temporal arteries, ususally seen in individuals over 50 yrs. Headache or head pains are the most common complaint, associated with tender temporal arteries. Other symptoms include jaw claudication, anorexia, fever, anemia and elevated wbc. An elevated sedimentation rate(esr) is typically above 80mm/hr, but ta can occur with normal esr. ...Read more

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What is temporal arteritis?

Artery inflammation: Also known as "giant cell arteritis" is an auto-immune disease characterized by inflammation of the vessels of the head and neck. Its cause is unknown. It is more common in women and usually is seen in the elderly. Definitive diagnosis requires removal of a portion of the superficial temporal artery and examination under a microscope looking for "giant cells" that are damaging the arteries. ...Read more

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What can I do for temporal arteritis?

Steroids: Steroids, most commonly, prednisone, are the only generally accepted treatment for the symptoms of ta. Other medications have been used with varying and mostly disappointing results. ...Read more

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What are the signs of temporal arteritis?

Temporal arteritis: Excessive sweating, fever, general ill feeling jaw pain that comes and goes or occurs when chewing loss of appetite, muscle aches pain and stiffness in the neck, upper arms, shoulder, and hips throbbing headache on one side of the head or the back of the head scalp sensitivity, tenderness when touching the scalp vision difficulties blurred vision double vision reduced vision weakness, tiredness. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get temporal arteritis?

No: There are certain populations that are at risk including those of scandinavian ancestry, but it can be found in all populations including blacks, asians, etc there is not a clear picture to predict who gets it but these are generalizations. ...Read more

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Symptoms of temporal arteritis should be what?

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Headache: Initially the headache may be the only presenting symptom with the temporal and occipital regions being the most common locations. Tender spots or nodules may be present in the scalp, especially over inflamed arteries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about temporal arteritis?

Form of vasculitis: Also called giant cell arteritis this condition causes inflammation in large blood vessels usually affecting the temporal arteries. Other vessels may be involved but the temporal arteries found near the temple are most commonly involved. At its worst, this could cause loss of vision in one or both eyes. It may often be associated with acheness in the upper arms and legs called poly myalgia rheumat. ...Read more

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What if predisones doesn't help for temporal arteritis?

Rare: Prednisone is veryy effective, and the3 dosge can be manipulated to reduce the inflammatory process. In the RARE case it does not work, several other antimetabolite medications are available ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms would suggest temporal arteritis?

There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. It is an autoimmune process. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches, occur. ...Read more

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Does temporal arteritis manifest any particular symptoms?

Does temporal arteritis manifest any particular symptoms?

There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Arteries of the head and neck are most commonly involved. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Temporal arteritis?

Inflammatory reactio: Also known as giant cell arterities it is an inflammatory reaction of the temporal artey left untreated may lead to blindness Treatment includes steroids if suspicious Often time a biopsy of the temporal artery is helpful Blood test ESR also known as sedimentation rate is done ...Read more

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Down the line, later - is there normal life after temporal arteritis?

Down the line, later - is there normal life after temporal arteritis?

Absolutely: Most of the time you are going to do well and not have long term problems or consequence but you should get this treated. ...Read more

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How many deaths per year from temporal arteritis (and how do they die)?

How many deaths per year from temporal arteritis (and how do they die)?

Very few: Mortality of this condition per se is very low as when recognised, the usual treatment with medium or high dose steroids is quite effecteve. The risk is in the cardiovascular system as most people of ta age are over 70 and have serious comorbid conditions. Every one dies, mostly of coronary or stroke rather than the primary problem. ...Read more

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How come I have temporal arteritis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have temporal arteritis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not infection: Temporal arteritis is not infection or genetic, it is autoimmune treated with steroids, can have other body symptoms than headache in polymyalgia---can threaten vision--see your doctor. ...Read more

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Temporal arteritis: what is the worst thing that can happen if this was left untreated?

Temporal arteritis: what is the worst thing that can happen if this was left untreated?

BLINDNESS: The arteritis could involve the ophthalmic artery or its branches and cause complete loss of vision on one or both sides. Risk of stroke affecting motor or sensory functions less common but possible. Why not treat it, as the process is potentially fully controllable? Talk to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have temporal arteritis at 24? I have a lot of the symptoms , I think.

CRAZYRARE if you did: Youngest case of path proven CLASSIC form of Giant Cell TA is age 17. Classic TA in anybody less than 50-55 would be publishable if proven & they'd be part of a group of maybe a dozen youngsters described over the past 80 years. Now, be aware there are 2 forms in young folks such as yourself. One is a BENIGN type (needs no treatment- Juvenile TA). Other is Classic Giant Cell TA (should treat). ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Definition)

Giant cell arteritis is considered a vasculitis where an individual's on body's immune cells attacked the lining of the large blood vessels. This may be associated with headaches, difficulty chewing, and in severe cases visual changes and even visual loss. This is an area routinely handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more


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

An inflammation of the arteries in the head, resulting in headaches, fever, scalp pain, jaw pain, and loss of vision. ...Read more