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What is the difference between chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Robbins
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
PAD VS. CVI: Peripheral vascular disease, more recently referred to as peripheral arterial disease (pad) , includes diseases that affect the delivery of blood to t... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Different vessels : Pad involves disease of arteries. Venous insufficiency is problem of veins with leaky valves.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
General Surgery 29 years experience
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
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Veins and Arteries: Venous insufficiency involves poor return of blood flow back up the leg in the veins to the heart. Peripheral vascular disease involves poor blood fl... Read More
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Veins vs arteries: As drs. Gupta and mitsos said, the difference has to do with what veins and arteries do. Venous insufficiency affects blood flow back to the heart. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 18 years experience
Definitions: Peripheral vascular disease is an outdated term which refers to diseases of the arteries, the blood vessels which carry blood from the heart to the or...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
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Magnitude of risk: Pad aka PVD or diseased arteries carries risk for major events, heart attack, stroke, limb loss, death. While venous insufficiency is common and benef... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
YES: Benedryl is a histamine blocker. It should not cause any issues with pad or chronic venous insufficiency.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Location, location: Atherosclerosis is the deposit of fat inside the lumen of an artery. If the blockages are severe enough and that happens in the heart, can lead to he... Read More
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.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: Keep it up and enjoy your life
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
No: Hypoxia does not lead to periphral arterial disease but can make symptoms worse.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Endocrinology 25 years experience
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
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 18 years experience
No: Hypertension is a sustained elevation in one's blood pressure. Peripheral vascular disease is when you develop plaques in the peripheral arteries that... Read More

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