Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease (HHT) complications
Osler-Weber-Rendu Disease (HHT)

Complications could include:

  • Cuts and scratches are areas of damage on the surface of the skin. A cut is a line of damage that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues below.
  • Bleeding can refer to blood loss inside the body (internal bleeding) or blood loss outside of the body (external bleeding). It can cause bruising, pain, and symptoms of shock. Too much bleeding can lead to death.
  • When your skin is cut or scraped, you begin to bleed. This is because blood vessels in the area are damaged. Learn how to stop bleeding from bloody noses, scrapes or wounds.
  • Right-side heart failure occurs when the right ventricle can't properly pump blood to your lungs to collect oxygen. Excessive fatigue, shortness of breath and abdominal bloating are signs.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. This keeps the body from getting enough oxygen.
  • Breathing difficulty describes discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. If you're unable to breathe in enough oxygen, your fingernails and lips may turn blue.
  • Breathing difficulty is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. This can develop gradually, or your breathing may suddenly become more laboured. In either case, medical attent...
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