What lifestyle changes should I make if I have Wegener's granulomatosis?

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If you have Wegener's granulomatosis, you will have to make lifestyle accommodations for your treatment. Your condition may be treated with drugs that suppress your immune system, in which case you will want to be very careful to not get sick. Many people with Wegener's granulomatosis also benefit from seeing a counselor or therapist. About half of people with Wegener's granulomatosis experience a relapse. Learn the signs of possible relapse, so you can treat the condition early.

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Wegeners Granulomatosis

This rare disorder inflames the blood vessels, restricting blood flow to the upper respiratory tract, lungs, kidneys and other organs. No one knows what causes Wegeners granulomatosis. Although this disorder can be fatal, commonly ...

through kidney failure, early diagnosis and treatment can lead to a full recovery. Symptoms include nosebleeds, sinus pain, ear infections, a constantly runny nose, achy joints, skin sores, fever, weakness and loss of appetite. Treatment includes corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs, plus supplements such as folic acid.
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