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Buerger’s disease is a rare disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs. In Buerger’s disease – also called thromboangiitis obliterans – your blood vessels become inflamed, swollen and can be blocked with blood clots (thrombi).
- This damages or eventually destroys skin tissue and can lead to infection and burns. Buerger’s disease usually hits your hands and feet first and can eventually affect larger areas of your arms and legs.
- Virtually everyone diagnosed with Buerger’s disease smokes cigarettes or uses other forms of tobacco, such as: B. Chewing Tobacco. Stopping all forms of tobacco is the only way to stop Buerger’s disease. For those who do not give up, amputation of a limb in whole or in part is sometimes necessary.Buerger’s disease Treatment Hyderabad
Symptoms of Buerger’s disease include:
- Tingling or numbness in your hands or feet.
- Pale, reddish, or blue hands or feet.
- Pain that can come and go in the legs and feet or arms and hands. This pain can occur when using your hands or feet and gets better when you stop doing this activity (limping) or when you are at rest.
- Inflammation along a vein just below the surface of the skin (due to a blood clot in the vein).
- Fingers and toes that turn pale in the cold (Raynaud’s phenomenon).
- Painful open wounds on fingers and toes.
The exact cause of Buerger’s disease is unknown. Although smoking clearly plays a role in the development of Buerger’s disease, how it works is not known. It is believed that the chemicals in tobacco can irritate the lining of your blood vessels, causing them to swell.
- Experts suggest that some people may have a genetic predisposition to the disease. It is also possible that the disease is caused by an autoimmune reaction, in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.Buerger’s disease Treatment Hyderabad
Smoking significantly increases the risk of Buerger’s disease. However, Buerger’s disease can occur in people who consume any form of tobacco, including cigars and chewing tobacco.
- People who smoke hand-rolled cigarettes with raw tobacco and people who smoke more than one and a half packs of cigarettes a day may be at greatest risk of developing Buerger’s disease. The citizen rate is highest in areas of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia, where smoking excess is most common.Buerger’s disease Treatment Hyderabad
Quit smoking in any form
Almost everyone with Buerger’s disease has consumed tobacco in one form or another, mostly cigarettes. To prevent Buerger’s disease, it is important not to consume tobacco.
- Quitting smoking can be difficult. If you are like most smokers, you have probably tried to quit before. It’s never too late to try again. Talk to your doctor about strategies you can use to quit smoking.Buerger’s disease Treatment Hyderabad