What is vasculitis, which affected American actor Ashton Kutcher

Actor Ashton Kutcher in one of the episodes of the show Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge admitted that two years ago a rare

the shape of the vasculitis seemed to unsettle him. At that time, he was not even sure that he would be able to see, hear and walk again. Discuss

Vasculitis, as noted by representatives of the clinicMayo is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the blood vessels. Because of this inflammation, the walls of blood vessels become thicker, blood flow is disturbed and tissues and organs are damaged.

The Cleveland Clinic explains that if a person hasautoimmune disease, it means that his immune system does not protect the body, but attacks it. These diseases include lupus, Crohn's disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

There are several types of vasculitis.Moreover, they can affect both one and several organs at once. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are types of vasculitis such as Behcet's disease, Buerger's disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, cryoglobulinemia, giant cell arteritis, Wegener's granulomatosis, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, Kawasaki disease, Takayasu's arteritis.

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center adds thatsigns of vasculitis may depend on the diseased blood vessels. However, most patients with vasculitis experience fever, weight loss, fatigue, heart palpitations, pain due to skin ulcers, insufficient blood supply to the gastrointestinal tract, etc.

The Cleveland Clinic also lists symptoms such as dark or bloody urine, skin rash, shortness of breath or cough, etc.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some patients with vasculitis may experience dizziness, hearing loss, double vision, and temporary or permanent blindness.

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