• 15 NOV 17
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    Vasculitis

    What is vasculitis? Vasculitis means that the blood vessels are inflamed. When part of your body is inflamed, it swells and is usually uncomfortable or painful. Blood vessels are the tubes which carry blood around your body. There are three types of blood vessel which can be affected by vasculitis: (1) Arteries, which take blood

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    • 15 NOV 17
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    Systemic sclerosis ( Scleroderma )

    What is scleroderma? Scleroderma is a chronic disease that causes skin thickening and tightening, a build up of scar tissue, and damage to internal body organs. What are the different types of systemic sclerosis? Systemic sclerosis is classified into two main types: (1) Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis  70% of systemic sclerosis cases   Affects only

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    • 26 OCT 17
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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) What is SLE? SLE is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, nervous system, and other organs of the body. Usually, patients have skin rashes and arthritis, as well as fatigue and fever. Who gets SLE? SLE affects about 1 in 10,000 people in the world.

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    • 25 OCT 17
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    Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal stenosis describes narrowing inside the spinal canal and mainly occurs from a combination of aging and degenerative changes in the spine. Wear and tear on the parts of the spine can cause discs to bulge, spine ligaments to thicken, and joints near the spinal canal to become enlarged. These can take up space inside

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