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At What Age Are You More Likely To Get Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral arterial disease is also known as Peripheral vascular disease. Peripheral arterial disease is a condition in which a person has atherosclerosis in vessels outside the heart. The person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. This build-up forms ...Read more
Youthful PAD: Pad occurs when there is a narrowing of the arteries. While there are many causes, the most common is a build up of calcified plaque which takes years to occur and is most commonly associated with cigarette smoking, high cholesterol and diabetes among other things. It is extremely rare for these to occur in the young. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Youthful PAD: The simplest test is to use a doppler and check blood pressures in the arms and ankles and compare. Pad will make them different. Signs and symptoms can include cold feet, bluish toes, pain in the calves with walking, ulcers of the feet and toes and gangrenous changes of the feet. Many diseases can mimic these symptoms so a vascular or wound specialist is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: While uncommon people as young as 20 may have peripheral arterial disease, though this is usually the result of a number of vasculitidies such as takayasu's arteritis or berger's disease. More commonly pad is found in people over the age of 50, and quite prevalent in those over age 70. Smoking is the biggest risk factor in developing pad, conferring a 16x higher risk than a non-smoker. Don't smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They are completely different. Venous disease is somewhat genetic, but if people lived long enough almost everyone would probably get venous disease at some point in their life. In fact 15% of the adult population has venous disease. Arterial disease, in contrast, is not as common in the general population. It occurs in smokers, diabetics, and in people with high blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg pressures: Non-invasive studies that measure your blood pressure in different locations of the leg are a great way to confirm peripheral artery disease. The blood pressures in the thigh, calf, ankle, and toes are measured along with special waveform tracing gives the best functional information about your disease. No other test (including angio or ultrasound) gives more functional information than this test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worse with age: Peripheral arterial disease is when the arteries (the vessels that carry the healthy, oxygenated blood to the tissues), become compromised (narrowed, blocked) and the tissues get less blood flow. This worsens with age due to the cumulative effects of the many factors that affect us (cholesterol, smoking, obesity, lack of activity). As we get older, these get worse and affect us more and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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