Temporal Arteritis Info
A condition that commonly occurs in people over the age of 50, temporal arteritis is a disorder that results in the swelling of arteries in the head (most often, the temporal arteries, which are located on the temples on each side of the head), neck, and arms. This swelling causes the arteries to narrow, reducing blood flow. Since temporal arteritis carries a risk of permanent blindness, it is important to seek early treatment. In most cases, this means using a high dose of prednisone, a corticosteroid medicine.
(For more info on this condition, including other symptoms, possible causes, and how it is diagnosed, click Temporal Arteritis.)