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An inflammatory process affecting an artery
Symptoms of Arteritis
The following features are indicative of Arteritis:
inflammation of the arteries
increased production of red blood cells
It is possible that Arteritis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Arteritis
The following are the most common causes of Arteritis:
Risk Factors for Arteritis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Arteritis:
being a women
Hepatitis B infection
Prevention of Arteritis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Arteritis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
reduction of alcohol intake
Occurrence of Arteritis
Common Age Group
Arteritis most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Aged between 20-50 years
Arteritis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Arteritis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Arteritis:
Angiography: To diagnosis Takayasu arteritis
CTA (Computed tomography angiography): It is used to determine the size of the aorta along with its surrounding branches, and it can identify vessel wall lesions
MRA (Magnetic resonance angiography): It is used to diagnose early stages of Takayasu arteritis
Complications of Arteritis if untreated
Yes, Arteritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Arteritis is left untreated:
can be fatal
Self-care for Arteritis
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Arteritis:
Patient Support for Treatment of Arteritis
The following actions may help Arteritis patients:
Join support and advocacy groups: Helps to connect with other patients and families to provide valuable services
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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