Why Do Black People, Rarely Even Have Vasculitis Compared To White People?
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Vasculitis is a disease of blood vessels that causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as thickening, narrowing, weakening or appearance of scars. This change can cause damage to various body tissues, because there are no body parts that are not connected with blood vessels.
More specifically, there are various types of vasculitis with various symptoms and severity, including:
Buerger disease Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) Microscopic polyangiitis Polyyroiditis nodosa Behcet's syndrome Churg-Strauss's syndrome Hypersensitive vasculitis Giant cell arteritis Arteritis Takayasu Cryoglobulinemia Granulomatosis Wegener
In determining this type, doctors usually look for a match between symptoms and risk factors, as evidenced by investigations such as blood tests, urine tests, imaging tests such as ultrasound, x-rays, CT scans, angiography and biopsy. Handling later will vary depending on the results of diagnosis and organs affected. Some can heal on their own without treatment. Some others, such as HSP, if it has caused complications or are already severe, will require treatment in hospital to surgery.
Regarding your question, unfortunately until now not yet known what causes vasculitis and all types of diseases in it. That way, even if black people are 'protected' from this disease, the cause has not been found. Indeed, there are several types of vasculitis that have known mechanisms for the occurrence of symptoms such as allergies or disorders of the immune system. But why allergies and disorders that occur is still unknown until now.
So with regard to blacks, whites, races, etc., everything returns to risk factors. Like lung cancer for example, everyone can get lung cancer, of all ages, all genders and all races. But the risks are increasing those who smoke, both actively and passively. In addressing this, what is important for us now is not the reason, but rather to keep our risks low by avoiding other factors that can be changed, namely by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding stress, regular exercise, and regular breaks. So, hopefully answering your question.