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Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

Information about Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

We Have to Know about the Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • Is A Disease In Which The Medium-Sized Arteries That Supply The Eye, Scalp And Face Become Inflamed And Narrowed. This Disease Can Cause Loss Of Vision, So It Is Essential That The Problem Be Diagnosed And Treated As Early As Possible.

Could Be Dangerous, If The Answer Is YES For Any One Of The Following Questions

  • Pain In The Region Of Scalp?

Causes of Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • Unknown

Do’s And Don’ts of Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • There Is No Way To Prevent This Disease.
  • Vision Loss Can Be Prevented By Prompt Diagnosis And Treatment.

Signs & Symptoms of Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • Dull, Throbbing Headache, Often At One Or Both Sides Of The Forehead, Although It Can Be Anywhere Over The Head Or Into The Neck.
  • Fever
  • Jaw Pain After Chewing
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Fatigue
  • A dry Cough
  • Tenderness Of The Scalp-Or Temples
  • Blurring Or Loss Of Vision In One Eye
  • Aching In The Shoulders, Upper Arms, Or Hips Or Upper Thighs, Especially In The Morning

Medical Advice for Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • If You Have Any Symptoms Of Giant Cell Arteritis, Especially A New Headache, Unexplained Fever Or Visual Symptoms, You Should Contact Your Doctor.

Risk Factors of Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

Treatment for Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • Medications

Self-Care for Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

Investigations for Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
  • Biopsy Of The Temporal Artery
  • MRI
Causes of Giant Cell Arteritis
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