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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can you explain the difference between vasculitis disease and peripheral artery disease?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Inflammatory Pattern: Peripheral vascular disease refers to the blockage of blood vessels (doesn't include heart or brain vessels). This can happen from atherosclerosis, emboli or clot formation. Vasculitis diseases are a subset of peripheral vascular disease which cause inflammatory destruction of vessels. This can affect large vessels (takayasu's arteritis) and small vessels (buerger's disease).
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Vasculitis is: Inflammation of the blood bessels sometimes harder to diagnose. Can cause lots of symptoms like blindness paralysis finger gangrene etc. Periph art dis is progressive blockage of arteries with plaque related to bad diet, genetics and lack of exercise. Usu symptoms are stroke, dementia, heart attack(why bypass & stents are done) or pain in legs with use.Can occasionally affect intestines kidneys e.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between vasculitis disease and peripheral artery disease pad?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Part of it: Peripheral arterial disease pad is a wide range of diseases affecting vascular bed outside the coronary arteries(heart) . Vasculitis one of these diseases. Pad most commonly affect lower extremities and is usually caused by atherosclerosis but of course it can be caused by vasculitis. Vasculitis has different types affecting different arteries and organs.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Pain: According to the american heart association the symptoms of pad are: leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising, foot or toe wounds that won't heal or heal very slowly, gangrene, a marked decrease in the temperature of your lower leg or foot particularly compared to the other leg or to the rest of your body.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Pain in legs is....: Usually leg pain brought about by exertion, since the extremities arteries are blocked and cannot supply enough blood causes rapid build up of lactic acid! pad is associated with all risk factors for atherosclerosis, particularly smoking! treating risk factors is most important in preventing worsening of the disease! stop smoking! pad is associated with heart attack or stroke!
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about peripheral artery disease ?

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Dr. Omar Esponda
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Narrowed arteries: Peripheral artery disease refers to a condition in which your leg arteries become narrowed due to atherosclerosis which limit the blood flow to your legs. It is usually rare in people that are less than 40 years of age but depending on risk factors and family history one can develop it earlier. Can be diagnosed by taking blood pressure at your legs and comparing it to the arms.
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Last updated Nov 8, 2017

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