How to Treat Vasculitis

  posted by: Rio Dianne

 

 

treat vasculitisVasculitis is the term given to a group of uncommon diseases that involves the inflammation of the blood vessels. Exact causes are unknown however it is somewhat linked to be an autoimmune disorder since it’s your immune system who attacks your blood vessels. This can also occur as a result of medications, infection, and other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Signs and Symptoms of Vasculitis

Apparently, the symptoms of the condition vary depending on the affected organ. It can strike any part of the body such as the skin (such as in the case of hypersensitivity/ leukocytoclastic vasculitis), joints, lungs, brain, eyes, nerves, and a lot more. Nonetheless, some of the general symptoms include the following:

  • Fever
  • Easy fatigability
  • Loss of appetite which leads to weight loss
  • General weakness and pains

A series of diagnostic tests will be undergone to further support if one has vasculitis, and once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment will be planned along with your health care provider and will be based depending on what organ is affected. Generally, here are some ways on how to treat vasculitis.

How to Cure Vasculitis

Treatment of vasculitis is focused on the use of prescription medicines to reduce the symptoms. If the case is mild, over the counter pain relievers may be taken such as Ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen. However, corticosteroid and cytotoxic medications are frequently prescribed when the inflammation has progressed.

  • Corticosteroid: Examples are prednisone methylprednisolone, and prednisolone
  • Cytotoxic meds: These are the options when corticosteroids don’t seem to work.

Treatment also revolves on treating underlying conditions such as aneurysm, lupus, Kawasaki disease, and many others.

How to treat vasculitis is something that should be discussed with doctors as no home remedies can fully help cure it. So, if you suspect that something might be wrong with you, do not be afraid to seek medical attention. Stay healthy!

 

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