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Acute Vascular Insufficiency
Base on Risk Factors: Anyone can get vascular insufficiency, but risk is higher with increasing risk factors. 1st, depends on if one is referring to arterial or venous insufficiency. Venous issues are related to genetics, pregnancy, trauma, hormonal influences, and activities that require prolonged sitting or standing. Arterial disease is also genetics, but also related to atherosclerosis, smoking, htn, diabetes ..Etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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