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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Overview)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, smokers.


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How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

Few do, but: Scleroderma (pss) can turn the autonomically controlled bladder muscle wall to contract from collagen based scarring with contracture, but few other would do so! ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gotvald
320 doctors shared insights

Vascular Disease (Overview)

The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, smokers.


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What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

Highly variable : Highly variable...Sometimes a symptomatic until latter & irreversible stages. Talk to your physician & get appropriate screening for you. ...Read more

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Vascular disease (Tip)

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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What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease? Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease?  Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis?can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining. ...Read more

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Is micro vascular disease typically picked up on a nuclear stress test?

Is micro vascular disease typically picked up on a nuclear stress test?

Generally, no.: Nuclear stress test is a functional test, which is different from cath or cta. In most cases of microvascular disease, nuclear stress test may be false-negative due to collateral circulation. ...Read more

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Vascular disease (Tip)

Always get on those walking shoes and please stop smoking. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What are the tests for vascular disease?

What are the tests for vascular disease?

Many: There are many screening tests available for use in individuals at risk for vascular disease. These include carotid duplex which looks for plaque in the carotid arteries. Another important tool is a lowerextremity arterial evaluation/abi which measures the blood pressure ratio in the arm to ankle to estimate blood flow to the legs and ais an excellent marker of vascular disease. Certain blood tes. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a vascular disease that might get misdiagnosed as ms?

Please let me know if there is a vascular disease that might get misdiagnosed as ms?

Yes- there are: One example of this is a rare condition called cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). This condition can be tested for by NOTCH3 genetic testing or by a special skin biopsy. One thing unique about this condition is that white matter abnormalities son MRI appear confluent and are located in the poles of the temporal lobes. ...Read more

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Vascular disease (Tip)

No smoking. Exercise by walking at least. Monitor your cholesterol. Have an arterial Doppler study. ...See more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
once
See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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Do vascular headahces mean I have vascular disease?

Do vascular headahces mean I have vascular disease?

Not necessarily: The term vascular headache has been used as another name for migraine headaches. Migraine is now thought of as a result of the release of inflammatory substances in the brain. It does not mean you have vascular disease. ...Read more

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Vascular disease (Tip)

Monitor your feet, don't walk barefoot. Eat well, stop smoking, do exercise. Walking is the best. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Can natural blood thinners be used to treat vascular disease?

Can natural blood thinners be used to treat vascular disease?

No: They are certainly not a substitute for blood thinners ((e.g. Coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa, etc.) & "natural" supplements are not regulated by the fda. Please don't do this. I had 2 patients who did against my medical advice in the past year who had strokes! ...Read more

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Is there any effective medicine that treats peripheral vascular disease ?

Is there any effective medicine that treats peripheral vascular disease ?

Yes: There are several medications that are useful for pad. These include the statin medications (for cholesterol), which stabilize plaques, aspirin/plavix- platelet medications, and cilostazol- which improves the distance you are able to walk. None of these medications will eliminate vascular disease once it has developed, but they will all work in different ways to help control or improve symptoms. ...Read more

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Vascular disease (Tip)

Pad is very common and i would like to have a quick office screening with an abi. ...See more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
daily
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more