The Cause Of The Foot Often Feels Hot In Patients With Autoimmune Vasculitis?
, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Vasculities and only this year I am in remission. My feet often feel hot, even when I sleep I stick it on the wall to feel cool. Is that still reasonable, considering I am still in remission.
Hello Yulan Dewi,
Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessels that causes disruption in the form of thickening, narrowing, scarring of blood vessels. The disorder can inhibit normal blood circulation to the tissues. Tissues that do not get blood intake (oxygen and nutrients) will gradually suffer damage until tissue death.
The cause of vasculitis is unclear. However, several factors related to the incidence of vasculitis are autoimmune diseases, hepatitis B and C infections, the body's overreaction to certain drugs, blood cancer. Vasculitis can occur locally (in certain parts of the body) or occur in all parts of the body. The symptoms of vasculitis experienced by patients also vary greatly, including:
Pain or aches, the pain is very diverse can feel like burning heat (as you experience), pain such as pricking, pain like being stung, and so on
Rashes on the skin
Numbness or numbness in certain body parts
Wounds that are difficult to heal
and so forth
Management of vasculitis generally involves the administration of corticosteroid drugs and also immunosuppressants (restrain the body's immune reaction). These drugs cause various side effects and can be severe so the use of these drugs requires close clinical supervision. Vasculitis that is handled adequately can cause various complications including blindness, blood clots, organ damage / death.
Vasculitis due to autoimmune does not heal. However, with adequate treatment the patient can experience remission, ie the period of symptoms of vasculitis does not appear at all and the patient can move normally. If in the remission phase you later reappear symptoms such as at the beginning of treatment, you should consult again with the treating doctor.
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.