2020

About Me
Dealing with the Doctor

My name is Adrian and I am an old timer. The next time my birthday rolls around, I will be 71 years old. I still like to keep my mind active and learn new skills so I decided to ask my grandson about the internet and he taught me how to write this blog. This blog is about dealing with doctors. Over the years, I have had my fair share of appointments with the doctor and believe me, as I get older, they become more frequent as I have to manage various medical conditions. I hope you find my blog useful if you are unwell.

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Understanding Giant Cell Arteritis

16 March 2020
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Giant cell arteritis is a serious vascular condition that mainly affects the arteries in your head by causing the lining to become inflamed. This inflammation restricts blood flow through the affected arteries, which prevents sufficient oxygen being distributed to the surrounding tissues. It's not clear why some people develop giant cell arteritis, but genetics, environmental factors and an overactive immune response are thought to play a role in the development of the condition. Read More …