A type of bleeding caused due to the malfunctioning of blood vessels is known as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. This is a disorder which the patient inherits from his or her parents. A typical case is of nosebleed that prolongs and which occurs frequently. There are other symptoms an affected person may experience, depending on the type of the particular disorder they have inherited.
HOW IS HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA DIAGNOSED?
While the cause of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is genetic, people with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia inherit this disease from at least one parent.
HOW IS HEREDITARY HEMORRHAGIC TELANGIECTASIA TREATED?
Treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is aimed at controlling nose bleeds, skin lesions and GI tract bleeding. Surgical treatments may be required for removing AVMs from liver and brain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Approximately 95 percent of HHT patients eventually have recurrent nosebleeds, with one-third having onset by the age of 10 and 90 percent by age 21. Other characteristics of HHT include small red to purple spots and lacy red vessels. Female hormones are known to affect bleeding of abnormal HHT blood vessels. For some women, nosebleeds vary through the menstrual cycle and become worse after menopause.