Behcet’s Disease Treatment
Fewer than 20,000 cases of Behcet’s disease in the U.S. are reported each year, making it a rare condition. However, for those who have this disease, the flare ups can cause pain and discomfort that can impact their quality of life. While there is not a cure for Behcet’s disease, the symptoms can be treated, alleviating pain and improving the comfort of the patient. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can help our patients with Behcet’s disease find relief from some of their symptoms and minimize the negative effects of this condition on their quality of life.
Behcet’s disease is more common in adults in their twenties and thirties. The cause is not known, but those at higher risk include those from Middle Eastern and Eastern decent and those with a genetic predisposition to the disease. Men tend to have more severe symptoms, but both genders can contract this disease.
Symptoms of Behcet’s Disease
Behcet’s disease causes an inflammation of the blood vessels in the body, which can cause a variety of symptoms. The disease tends to have flare ups that can last a few weeks, then disappear, but can reappear at any time. Some symptoms include:
- Oral sores
- Skin and genital sores or blisters
- Eye inflammation
- Blood vessel inflammation, causing pain and swelling in the legs and arms
- Joint inflammation
At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we can help our patients with Behcet’s disease limit the pain and discomfort of their flare up. We offer innovative treatments for pain and inflammation management, offering relief when flare ups occur. Our physicians can help create a treatment plan to manage symptoms and reduce discomfort.
If you have Behcet’s disease and are seeking relief from your symptoms, contact our office today for an appointment and come see our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We can help give you pain and discomfort relief for a better quality of life and wellness.