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peripheral vascular disease vs chronic venous insufficiency

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Artery and vein: Venous insufficiency is a disease of the vein which drains blood out of the legs. Periferal vascular disease is a disease of the artery which delivers ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Definitions: Peripheral vascular disease is an outdated term which refers to diseases of the arteries, the blood vessels which carry blood from the heart to the or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Cooper
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
CVI vs PAD: Cvi refers to a disease state whereby the veins of the legs do not effectively pump the blood back to the heart. It is typically due to reflux within ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
Arteries vs. veins: Pvd is due to hardening of arteries of legs with pain due to activity. Venous insufficiency is due to damage to the valves in the leg veins that allo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
YES: Benedryl is a histamine blocker. It should not cause any issues with pad or chronic venous insufficiency.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Walk: Supervised exercise programs have been shown to increase the distance people with peripheral vascular disease can walk. This doesn't necessarily heal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: This depends on lifestyle modification - smoking cessation, compliance with medication, and exercise.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not normally: Cardiac echos focus primarily on the heart structure (valves and walls) and function (contractility, ejection fraction). They do not look at the perip ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Hypoxia does not lead to periphral arterial disease but can make symptoms worse.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, vascular risks: People with type 2 diabetes not only have high sugars, but also likely have the Insulin resistance syndrome, including high blood pressure, high trigl ... Read More

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