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Pad vs pvd

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dylan Mezey
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Read below: DVT: swelling and pain that typically does not resolve (unless the clot has moved more proximally). Test to get if concerned is an duplex ultrasound. ... Read More
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Leg pain: I would recommend evaluation by a vascular surgeon who will be able to determine if you have any circulatory issue, arterial or venous, as a source fo... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Actually None: The diseases involved and the problems caused are essentially the same. But over time it has become standard to refer to these problems as pad.
Dr. Ted King
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They are the same: We prefer to use the term pad now but when people use the older term, pvd, they mean the same thing.
Dr. Omar Esponda
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Alternative name: Peripheral artery disease is a condition of the blood vessels that results in narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the lower extremitie... Read More
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Dr. ANNA KILIAN
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Best to consultt. : Blood clots can have very serious cosequences. If you are worried about that, you have to consult with your gp and he/she will send you for a special... Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
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Get examined: and you may need venous and arterial doppler studies of your lower legs as well as a metabolic profile.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
PVD: Pvd is gradual obliteration of lumen of peripheral (usually lower extremities) arteries by atherosclerotic process. This causes what is called ischemi... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Caution: Pvd can be peripheral vascular disease. Refractory can be non responsive to treatment! help folks help by being very clear.Hope an opthalmologist re... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Need more info: In what way is your vision worse? Is it correctable with glasses or change in glasses? Are things blurry all the time or episodic? Do you see a large... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
No Clear Association: Pvd does not necessarily cause cloudy vision. The eye conditions which cause cause cloudy vision are cataracts and glaucoma. Pvd may cause loss of vis... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
No cure: Can be controlled or prevented to some extent. Quit smoking/ decreasing cholesterol, using blood thinners like aspirin, if needed bypass surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 36 years experience
None: Pharmacokinetics is the way drugs are broken down and removed from the body usuall by the liver and kidneys. Pvd is blocked muscle arteries.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
General Surgery 17 years experience
Possibly: Bad eyesight can be due to many things not just pvd. I would recommend you see a primary care physician and possibly an opthomalagist for futher eval... Read More

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