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What are treatments for Buerger’s disease?

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Pain medications can help relieve pain in affected areas. But quitting tobacco use is the only way to limit the effects of Buerger’s disease. Just a few cigarettes a day can make it worse.

Quitting smoking can be hard to do. Ask your doctor to help you make the change.

From: What Is Buerger's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

CDC: “Smoking and Buerger’s Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Buerger’s Disease.”

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: “Buerger’s Disease.”

UC Davis Vascular Center: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

National Organization of Rare Disorders: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Vasculitis Foundation: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Penn Medicine: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking.”

CDC: “Smoking and Buerger’s Disease.”

Mayo Clinic: “Buerger’s Disease.”

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: “Buerger’s Disease.”

UC Davis Vascular Center: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

National Organization of Rare Disorders: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Vasculitis Foundation: “Buerger’s Disease.”

Penn Medicine: “Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans).”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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