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What is degenerative vascular disease?

What is degenerative vascular disease?

Atherosclerotic : Degenerative vascular disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. It is not vascular disease in a 'degenerate'. We call it degenerative because the vessels begin to degenerate from the damage to their walls. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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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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What is intracranial vascular disease?

What is intracranial vascular disease?

Brain arteries: This refers to narrowing of the arteries within the skull. This is usually the branches of the internal carotid artery within the brain. ...Read more

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Where can I find a surgeon for peripheral vascular disease?

Where can I find a surgeon for peripheral vascular disease?

Many directories: You can get a referral from your primary doc, your health insurance website or your local hospital. You can google "vascular surgeons" and get information on local providers. Health grades is a website that ranks local docs by their own patients. Even the phone book will have listings for local vascular providers. ...Read more

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Are diabetics more prone to peripheral vascular disease? Why?

Are diabetics more prone to peripheral vascular disease? Why?

Yes, vascular risks: People with type 2 diabetes not only have high sugars, but also likely have the Insulin resistance syndrome, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL chol, increased tendency to clot, increased inflammation. All of these factors promote atherogenic (plaque) disease in blood vessels, leading to higher risk of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary heart disease. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

No: Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. This can contribute to a different problem- peripheral vascular disease (otherwise known as pad, "hardening of the arteries, " atherosclerosis, and other names). ...Read more

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What type of doctor is best for intracranial vascular disease?

What type of doctor is best for intracranial vascular disease?

IR/ neuro specialty: Either a neurology interventionalist or an interventional radiologist who is trained in neuro radiology and intervention. ...Read more

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Md wants to treat peripheral vascular disease. What if I don't?

Md wants to treat peripheral vascular disease. What if I don't?

Gets worse: Treat now or you will regret it later. Exercise, eat right, no smoking, BP control, diabetes control. Cholesterol control. See your doctor and develope a plan. ...Read more

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Are femoral bruits associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Are femoral bruits associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Often they are: A bruit is a noise that is heard with a stethoscope reflecting turbulent flow. IT can be a normal finding and is non specific. It is often associated with narrowing of arteries, however that is unlikely in a 33 year old. THe pest way to tell if you have "PVD" is to have a physician measure the pressure in your feet and calculate an "ABI" (foot pressure/arm pressure) value of 0.9 or more is normal ...Read more

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Why are diabetics more prone to getting peripheral vascular disease?

Why are diabetics more prone to getting peripheral vascular disease?

Bad for vessels. : Hyperglycemia has direct effect on the lining of blood vessels. This causes oxidative stress, vessel constriction, sticky platelets, abnormal clotting factors, lipid release and inflammation. Please control your glucose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the pathophysiology of the peripheral vascular disease?

Can you tell me the pathophysiology of the peripheral vascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: The pathophysiology of peripheral vascular disease is atherosclerosis. This is a generalized disease process with risk factors including diabetes, old age, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and smoking. Atherosclerosis builds up, causing narrowed areas in blood vessels. Some important vessels which get blocked include; carotids, heart vessels (coronary) and leg arteries. ...Read more

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What is the difference between atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease?

What is the difference between atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease?

Location, location: Atherosclerosis is the deposit of fat inside the lumen of an artery. If the blockages are severe enough and that happens in the heart, can lead to heart attack, if in the brain: strokes and if in the arteries going to or of the legs: PVD ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease also known as hypertension or just happens together?

Is peripheral vascular disease also known as hypertension or just happens together?

Peripheral Vascular: In addition, hypertension is one of the risk factors associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Poor management of these risk factors can put you at risk for PVD. Those risk factors are: 1. Smoking; 2. Diabetes; 3. Hypertension; 4. High Cholesterol; 5. Over the age of 50; 6. Family history of PVD. Being overweight can also contribute. Please see a Vascular Surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have peripheral vascular disease can I quit my pack a day habit cold turkey or should I ween off?

I have peripheral vascular disease can I quit my pack a day habit cold turkey or should I ween off?

?: Margaret514, if you are really 26 as your profile states, the likelihood that you have peripheral vascular disease is close to zero, even though you smoke. I certainly applaud your resolve to quit though. The sooner the better. Quitting cold turkey will not harm you, although it's never easy. Good luck, my friend! ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to ...Read more


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort ...Read more