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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Insufficiency (Overview)

Usually pain only with activity like exercise. Risks factors are smoking and hugh cholesterol, mostly leg pain in calves with exercise!


Dr. Joel Gotvald
63 doctors shared insights

Vascular Insufficiency (Overview)

Usually pain only with activity like exercise. Risks factors are smoking and hugh cholesterol, mostly leg pain in calves with exercise!


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What is the best treatment for vascular insufficiency?

Prevent/intervention: Vascular disease, like dr. Peter corrado states, needs a team approach as its a silent disease. Medical therapies; antiplatelets, antihypertensives, blood sugar control and lipid control/statins. Monitoring; ultrasound and vascular exams to intervene with stents, balloons or surgery before a cardiovascular event. Most important stop or decrease the nictotine addiction. ...Read 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)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

PVD: It depends on overall physical health, mobility. If severe arterial insufficiency -may need vascular surgery (bypass venous graft) to salvage limb or amputation. Ambulation (walking)is always good if healthy enough. Work w pcp cardiologist vascular surgeon physical therapist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vascular insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: vascular insufficiency?

Pain: Usually pain only with activity like exercise. Risks factors are smoking and hugh cholesterol, mostly leg pain in calves with exercise! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vascular insufficiency?

Prevent/intervention: Vascular disease, like dr. Peter corrado states, needs a team approach as its a silent disease. Medical therapies; antiplatelets, antihypertensives, blood sugar control and lipid control/statins. Monitoring; ultrasound and vascular exams to intervene with stents, balloons or surgery before a cardiovascular event. Most important stop or decrease the nictotine addiction. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more