Temporal arteritisOverview


Temporal arteritis is a serious condition where the arteries at the side of your head (the temples) become inflamed.


The main symptoms of temporal arteritis are headaches, pain over your temples, jaw pain and sight problems.


Temporal arteritis is usually treated with steroid medicine. Treatment should begin as soon as possible to prevent sight loss.

Page last reviewed: 29/11/2017
Next review due: 29/11/2020