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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Insufficiency (Definition)

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


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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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Morphine, codine and other drugs which don't work for me. Vascular insufficiency?

Morphine, codine and other drugs which don't work for me. Vascular insufficiency?

Huh?: If you have vascular insufficiency then getting that addressed will help with your pain which is why morphine and Codeine don't help since they don't increase vascular supply. ...Read more

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Dx with Vascular insufficiency 1 yr ago - wear compression socks. On Warfarin for10 yrs. Could low PT/ INR cause lower leg pain to worsen?

Dx with Vascular insufficiency 1 yr ago - wear compression socks. On Warfarin for10 yrs.  Could low PT/ INR cause lower leg pain to worsen?

Typically not: The INR should not play a role in how your leg pain feels. Fluctuations in the INR can affect the efficacy of the medication though (low INR could increase risk of clotting and high INR can increase risk of bleeding). If you are on warfarin to prevent blood clots, having the INR too low could increase your risk of recurrent clots. But IRN not likely to directly correlate to leg symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more