Buerger’s disease – causes, side effects and treatments

Buerger’s disease is caused by inflamed arteries and veins in the arms and in the legs. The inflammation leads to narrow and blocked blood vessels, resulting in a reduced blood flow and damage to the affected tissues. This disease is highly associated with cigarette and tobacco use – some component of tobacco poisons cells. A person with Buerger’s disease only aggravates it as he continues to smoke; the symptoms, however, are decreased once the person quits the habit. Other causes include genetics, blood clots (from other causes), and poor blood circulation.

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