The temporal artery is called inflammation in one’s temporal pulmonary veins and sometimes in the branches that go to the eye. If you get treatment quickly you will be perfectly well, but if the inflammation is not treated you may lose sight of that eye.
The cause of temporal artery disease is unknown and it is most common to get it after age 50. Many people who get inflammation simultaneously have muscle rheumatism.
Symptoms of temporal artery
A common symptom of temporal artery disease is that you get headaches, usually in the temples and sometimes in the scalp or neck.
Here are some other symptoms of temporal artery:
- You become sore and swollen over the pulsing vein at the tempest.
- You get hurt when you chew.
- You get tired, gain muscle pain and elevated body temperature and lose weight.
Inflammation can also make it hard for you to look at the eye that is on the same side as you are in pain.
When should I seek care?
If you suspect that you have inflammation of the heart artery in the temple, contact a health care center. You can seek care at any healthcare center you want throughout the country. You also have the opportunity to have a regular doctor’s contact at the health center.
If the vision suddenly deteriorates, you should seek care directly at a health care center or emergency room.
Treatment for temporal artery
The temporal artery is treated with cortisone tablets. It is important to get treatment as early as possible. From the beginning, you get a high dose that makes you feel better quickly. The medicine dose is then lowered and you can go on several doctor visits to check that the dose is right. It is common to have to take the medication for a longer period of time, up to three years.
Cortisone for a long time increases the risk of osteoporosis. Therefore, it is common to also receive drugs to prevent bone fractures.