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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Conditions (Overview)

Vascular conditions are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Smoking cigarettes is a major risk factor for these diseases.


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Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Too broad: The question is too broad.Vascular disease could be venous or arterial. Arterial disease is more frequent with certain medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride, smokers, family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
284 doctors shared insights

Vascular Conditions (Overview)

Vascular conditions are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Smoking cigarettes is a major risk factor for these diseases.


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Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Vascular conditions: Vascular conditions, aka cardiovascular disease is number one killer. Cancer number 2. Vascular conditions kill by cv events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, organ failure, hemorrhage. Often no warning, before a cv event. Patients and docs work as a team to diagnose and treat, hopefully before event occurs. Manage hypertension, (low salt helps), control diabetes, lipids, stop nicotine. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Do not smoke, never ignore color change or ulcers on legs/feet, and find a health screening program to have your ankle brachial index done. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

No, not really: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). Herbal supplements have not been shown to be successful in preventing or self-treating vascular conditions. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

Must be ruled out: Vascular conditions must be ruled out as part of the injury evaluation and treatment. Vascular conditions after an injury are not uncommon; they often are missed because they're not suspected and don't have symptoms right away. A missed vascular condition after injury can be devastating. If you are injured, ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible vascular condition. ...Read more

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How could someone with varices (sort of vascular disease) get rid of it?

How could someone with varices (sort of vascular disease) get rid of it?

Can be removed: Depending on the location of your varices your doctor can remove them using different methods that go from the least invasive like foam sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, phlebectomy and ligation. That being said usually varices tend to recur. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is a condition in a person has damage to his large blood vessels, small blood vessels, or both. The damage causes partial or complete blockage of vessels, and leads to organ damage. Causes include high blood pressure, ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more