Vasculitis can affect nearly any blood vessel in the body including those supplying the ears, eyes, digestive system, lungs, and skin. Overtime, without proper blood flow, organs and tissues can become damaged.
There are many different types of vasculitis and symptoms vary based on type and the areas of the body affected.
Vasculitis types include:
- Behcet's disease
- Buerger's disease
- Churg-Strauss syndrome
- Giant cell arteritis
- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura
- Kawasaki disease
- Takayasu's arteritis
Vasculitis can occur for a variety of reasons and these generally depend on the kind of vasculitis a person may have and whether it’s affecting small, medium, or large blood vessels. Although it can occur by itself, vasculitis tends to be associated with other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. The condition can also be triggered by infections (like hepatitis B or C) or by reactions to certain medications. Because it can affect many different parts of the body, vasculitis symptoms can vary significantly.
Common Vasculitis Symptoms Checklist:
- Recurring fevers
- Chronic muscle and joint pain
- Loss of appetite and resulting weight loss
- Shortness of breath
- Red spots on the skin
- Itchy, burning eyes and double vision
- Ringing in the ears or abrupt hearing loss
Speak with a Mymee Health Coach about Your Vasculitis Symptoms
In your first virtual session with a Mymee Health Coach, you can expect to be truly listened to about your individual vasculitis experience. Backed by a board-certified rheumatologist and a licensed naturopathic doctor, our Health Coaches work with you over time to create a personalized vasculitis treatment plan to identify and remove your symptom triggers.
Meet your health coach and see improvements in your quality of life in weeks.
Vasculitis Treatment Success Stories
The weekly, one-on-one calls are critical. It holds me accountable and it feels good to try different things together with someone. I may have known what I needed to do, but I needed a jumpstart and some accountability.- Zac
This is a program helped me when I needed it most. I’ve learned a lot about possible flare triggers, nutrition, supplementation, and self care tools in the months that I’ve been under the care of my health coach.- Gloria