Thromboangiitis obliterans

What is Thromboangiitis obliterans?

Thromboangiitis obliterans is a rare disease in which blood vessels of the hands and feet become blocked. Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger disease) is caused by small blood vessels that become inflamed and swollen. The blood vessels then narrow or become completely blocked by blood clots (thrombosis).

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I have severe cramps in my legs feet and hands. Also cramping in my thighs leaves them sore for 4 or more days. the cramps in my feet actually...

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This seem to be like Claudication pain.

The main cause is due to Peripheral vascular disease, thromboangiitis obliterans etc..

You may...

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Can smoking marijuana lead to Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease)? Also, does Buerger's disease get worse from typing? I'm nineteen...

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Theoretically ANYTHING could cause Buerger's disease--an auto immune disease where the immune system reacts to something foreign and the...

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i was looking for a diagnose to the disease I am facing currently on my right foot.I came across a description on your page below...can you please...

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Hi, what is the problem you are facing?
Buergers disease leads to blockage of the smaller arteries below the level of the knee which leads to pain...

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