What Is Vasculitis?

Vasculitis is an inflammation of your blood vessels. It can cause changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring. Some forms of vasculitis can be so severe that the tissues and organs don’t get enough blood resulting in organ damage and even death.

The symptoms of vasculitis can vary depending on which blood vessels are affected. However, most people with vasculitis experience fever, fatigue, weight loss, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite and nerve problems such as numbness or weakness.

If you are concerned that you may be suffering from vasculitis, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. If your doctor suspects that you have vasculitis, you may be referred to a specialist.

Visit www.RenoVeinClinic.com or call us at (775) 329-3100 to learn more about vein disorders.

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