Relapsing Polychondritis


 

Relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon and chronic disorder that can be helped with our non-invasive Regenerative Cellular Therapy. We have seen many patients for their relapsing polychondritis symptoms.

Relapsing polychondritis is a chronic disorder that initiates recurrent episodes of cartilage inflammation all throughout the body. Those with the disorder are often noted for having red or inflamed ear lobes.


WHAT IS IT?

Relapsing polychondritis is a series of painful inflammation outbreaks. It targets cartilage all around the body including the ears, nose, joints, spine and windpipe. Even the eyes, heart, and blood vessels may be affected because they consist of a biomaterial that is similar to cartilage.


RELAPSING POLYCHONDRITIS CAUSES

The cause of relapsing polychondritis is unknown, but it’s suspected to be an autoimmune disorder, which causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy tissues and cells. It may also be a result of a genetic, lifestyle or environmental factor.


RELAPSING POLYCHONDRITIS SYMPTOMS

The most common symptom of relapsing polychondritis is sudden pain, but there are other signs you can watch for as well; these include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Impaired hearing
  • Difficulty talking or breathing
  • Stiff joints
  • Vision impairment


RELAPSING POLYCHONDRITIS RISKS

There are no known risks for developing relapsing polychondritis, but certain lifestyle or environmental factors are believed to increase chances of development.

Location
Henry Small, MD
7501 Fannin St. , Suite 710
Houston, TX 77054
Phone: 346-320-2420
Fax: 713-842-7911
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