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Diseases » Buerger's disease » Glossary
 

Glossary for Buerger's disease

  • Amputation: Loss of a limb or extremity from trauma or accident.
  • Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels. It is a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) lipoproteins (plasma proteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides) without adequate removal of fats and cholesterol from the macrophages by functional high density lipoproteins (HDL). It is commonly referred to as a hardening or furring of the arteries. It is caused by the formation of multiple plaques within the arteries.
  • Bleeding and coagulation conditions:
  • Blood vessel conditions: Conditions that affect the blood vessels
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Finger ulcers: The occurrence of skin ulcers on the fingers
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Gangrene: Tissue death
  • Hand conditions: Any condition that affects the hand
  • Leg numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
  • Leg paresthesia: Leg tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lupus: Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings.
  • Polyarteritis nodosa: A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form.
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: Blood vessel constriction attacks affecting fingers and/or toes.
  • Smoking Cessation:
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis: Inflammation of a vein wall
  • Toe symptoms: Symptoms affecting the toes
  • Vasculitis: Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel

 

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