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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. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...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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Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Not really: Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee. ...Read more

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Is hypoxemia associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Is hypoxemia associated with peripheral vascular disease?

No: Hypoxemia is low oxygen in blood. Pvd is a mechanical problem and doesn't effect the actual level of oxygen. Lung function effect the blood oxygen level. ...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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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is a condition in a person has damage to his large blood vessels, small blood vessels, or both. The damage causes partial or complete blockage of vessels, and leads to organ damage. Causes include high blood pressure, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...Read more