Giant-Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)

About- Giant cell arteritis also called temporal arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of the arteries. Particularly those at the side of the head (the temples), become inflamed.
 
Symptoms-
Giant cell arteritis Double vision
Giant cell arteritis Fatigue
Giant cell arteritis Fever
Giant cell arteritis Frequent, severe headaches
Giant cell arteritis Hip pain
Giant cell arteritis Jaw pain while eating or talking
Giant cell arteritis Loss of appetite
Giant cell arteritis Pain and tenderness over the temples
Giant cell arteritis Shoulder pain 
Giant cell arteritis Stiffness
Giant cell arteritis Tenderness in the scalp and temple areas
Giant cell arteritis Unintended weight loss
Giant cell arteritis Vision loss
Giant cell arteritis Weakness
 
Causes-
The actual reason for developing this disease is unknown.
 
Risk factors
Giant cell arteritis Family history
Giant cell arteritis Older age
Giant cell arteritis Polymyalgia rheumatic
Giant cell arteritis Race and geographic region
Giant cell arteritis Women are more prone to develop this disease than men
 
Complications
Giant cell arteritis Aortic aneurysm
Giant cell arteritis Blindness
Giant cell arteritis Eye muscle weakness
Giant cell arteritis Inflammation and damage to other blood vessels in the body
Giant cell arteritis Stroke
 
Specialists to visit
Neurologist Neurologist
Neurologist Ophthalmologist
Neurologist Otolaryngologist
Neurologist Rheumatologist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.rheumatology.org
https://www.arthritis.org
https://www.versusarthritis.org
https://www.nhs.uk 

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