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What Is The Medical Specialty To See About Vasculitis And Glomurelonephritis
What is the most effective type of medical specialist to see about vasculitis / glomurelonephritis?
Several types: Generally you'll want to see two types of physicians for your vasculitis, which is a general term for inflammation of the blood vessels. The first is a vascular surgeon who can recognize all the vasculitidies and offer operative treatments for blockages and aneurysms that arise as a result of vasculitis, and the other is a rheumatologist who can offer medical therapies to slow the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodwork: There are many types of vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) and exactly what you have depends on the types of arteries affected, the symptoms you're having, and your approximate age and lifestyle habits. The rheumatologist will send bloodwork to confirm that there is a vasculitis and may prescribe steroids for treatment. You should, however, also see a vascular surgeon for an opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
neurologist: Neurologist or perhaps rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it worth seeing a naturopathic dr to see if he/she could lower crp/inflammation that is causing vasculitis w/o toxic meds like methotrexate?
NO proven benefit: You are free to consult any practitioner you believe may be able to help your situation, however there is no proven benefit to naturopathic approach to vasculitis. Often holistic approach just slower than pharmacologic, so if not in a hurry, can opt for that. Also, controls not the same on holistic herbs/meds, can have heavy metals / wrong agents / etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have IgA vasculitis (HSP) and unexpectedly pregnant after only 2 months of medical remission, is it unsafe to have a baby right now? Complications?
Complex: What medicines are you currently on? Some medicines wouldn't be advisable with pregnancy for baby's safety, you need to follow up closely with your obstetrician who may refer you to a fetomaternal medicine specialist and as well follow up with your nephrologist/internist, wish you all the best, ...Read more
MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and is not kidney toxic. Gadolinium can be eliminated slowly however, if a person has kidney impairment, and then the gadolinium can enter dermal tissues. Radiologists are aware. ...Read more
Inflammation: Vasculitis is literally an inflammatory condition involving blood vessels. There are many types which can be quite benign or can cause major problems such as blockage of major arteries, or even a stroke. If you have been diagnosed with vasculitis, you should discuss the implications with a vascular specialist. ...Read more
Cranial means brain: If someone has cranial vasculitis, i would assume that the brain is involved suggested a severe illness and requires urgent treatment. Some patients may have mild vasculitis which may just affect the skin and overall is mild. Again, what organs are affected will dictate how severe and different the vasculitis is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Causes: Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels. It can show signs in the skin. But it may also be internal and affect many organs. There are a wide range of causes and they should be evaluated promptly. In general, it can be caused by infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer, as well as many others. If it is serious, it can lead to death. Get is checked out. ...Read more
Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels and both arteries and the veins can be affected. The inflammation is caused by a type of white blood cell that sticks to the blood vessel, creating a cascade of inflammation (and destruction). There are many types of vasculitis: only some have been linked to an initial infectious component (kawasaki's) but none have been found to be catchy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease or Syndrome?: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), more recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's) (gpa), is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its end-organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression. five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of rx. ...Read more
Maybe??: It is used to treat intermittent claudication resulting from obstructed arteries in the limbs. Pentoxifylline improves blood flow through peripheral blood vessels and therefore helps with blood circulation in the arms and legs (e.g. Intermittent claudication). It does not treat vasculitis, per se! additional meds in a rheumatology war chest are needed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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