Know the basics
What is thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease)?
Thromboangiitls obliterans (also called Buerger’s disease) occurs when the blood vessels are small and medium size in the arm or leg infection and swelling. This will clog blood vessels and sometimes scarring. Gradually, these tissues do not get the oxygen and nutrients will begin necrosis.
How common is thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease)?
The disease can occur in men and women. However inflammatory vascular embolization most common in men under 50 years of age because they are the majority often smokers. You can limit your ability to disease by reducing the risk factors. Please consult your doctor for more information.
Know the symptoms
What are the symptoms of thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease)?
Symptoms of thromboangiitls obliterans usually begin in the arms and legs. Because blood does not reach these organs to nourish hands and feet so you can feel numb and cold, calf pain when moving.
Next, the sores on the skin are formed by poor blood circulation. First sores will appear in the fingers and your toes. The scale here can lead to gangrene and death may be removed.
There may be other symptoms not mentioned. If you have any questions about the side effects, please consult your doctor
When should I see my doctor?
Disease risk health affects your daily life as well as a lifetime. So soon as he saw the symptoms like numbness, cold hands and feet, and ulcers often occur, especially if you are a smoker, see your doctor immediately. Status and condition can vary in many people. Always discuss with your doctor to be appointed diagnostic methods, treatment and the best treatment for you.
Know the causes
What causes thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease)?
The cause has not yet been clarified. However, the disease is only found in people who smoke cigarettes or similar products like tobacco. The disease is not transmitted and genetic unlikely. Additionally, congenital genetic disorders can also be the cause of this disease.
Know the risk factors
What increases my risk for thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease)?
Smoking greatly increases the risk for thromboangiitls obliterans. Experts suspect that chemicals in tobacco have damaged the blood vessels causing them to swell. Also, if a cigar or chewing tobacco you’ll be at risk from the disease.
Understand the diagnosis & treatment
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
How is thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease) diagnosed?
You should understand the treatment mainly helps to reduce pain and heal ulcers. How best treatment is to stop smoking. If you continue to smoke will become more severe illness and in the worst case would have to cut off the finger or foot was necrotic.
Treatment can include artificial heart surgery for blood to flow easier or surgical removal of the nerve causes constriction of blood vessels.
Medications can be used to dilate blood vessels, improving blood circulation or thrombolytics. The compression device may improve blood flow in your calves. Method and multiple pressure sores Surgical removal can also be used for your doctor. Surgery blocking blood circulation can help the sores heal faster.
For ulcers, you can take antibiotics to prevent infection and surgical removal of dead tissue around the ulcer to heal better. Your doctor will monitor your condition to give the appropriate treatment options. However the treatment will not work if you continue smoking.
How is thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease) treated?
Your doctor will diagnose preliminary examination medical history and health. X-rays may help doctors circuit confirmed the diagnosis. The doctor also will EKG to make sure no thrombus formation within the heart and blood vessels to move the legs.
Lifestyle changes & home remedies
What are some lifestyle changes or home remedies that can help me manage thromboangiitls obliterans (buerger’s disease)?
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with thromboangiitls obliterans (Buerger’s Disease):
- Stop smoking and any products related to tobacco.
- Protect your fingers and toes get cold and injured.
- Find cardiovascular surgeon experienced with inflammatory vascular embolization.
- Call your doctor if you experience pain in the legs when walking, if skin sores, cold feet or fingers, changes color in the fingers or toes after treatment.
- Call your doctor if you are concerned about stop-smoking program or if you need a referral cardiovascular surgeon.
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.
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Review Date: May 30, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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