THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 2014 BUT WAS UPDATED ON 6/21/2021
I had to learn a new term that apparently I now have or actually had because it is starting to go away for now.
It is called Vasculitis and it’s an inflammation of the blood vessels.
Some forms last for a long time and some are just a short-term problem. It can also be called ‘Angiitis‘ or ‘Arteritis‘ and it can be severe.
The tissues and organs supplied by the affected vessels don’t get enough blood. This shortage of blood can result in organ and tissue damage even death.
Muscle and Joint pain
Nerve problems, such as numbness and weakness
Vasculitis occurs when your immune system mistakenly sees blood vessel cells as ‘foreign and attacks. Blood vessels become inflamed which can cause the layer of the blood vessel wall to thicken, this narrows the vessels reducing the amount of blood that can flow through (therefore reducing oxygen and nutrients from getting through).