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Degenerative Vascular Disease
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Two types: Arteries (vessels that flow away from heart to body) and veins (vessels that flow from body to heart) have different symptoms. In artery disease - lack of blood flow to muscles produces loss of ability to use muscles and if acute may produce pain, pallor and loss of pulse. Venous disease presents as varicose veins and progressive swelling of affected area - usually legs. Heart vessels-chest pain.
Be specific: Vascular disease in which part of the body? Symptoms vary. Be specific.
It depends: 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 disease, elevated cholesterol, smokers.
Highly variable: Depending on extent, severity & locationGet a more detailed answer ›
Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis? Can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining.
Peripheral: Peripheral.Get a more detailed answer ›
An interesting study: Some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease include hyperlipidemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, older age and family history. According to a study with a serial intravascular ultrasound on pigs after inducing diabetes and hyperlipidemia, plaque started to develop at week 11, and progressively evolved to high-risk plaques at week 36. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20439786.See 1 more doctor answer
Too Many: There are too many foods touting cardiovascular benefits! In this day and age a single food is often touted as the next "miracle" food, or that if you eat the berries or drink the juice you will lose weight and never have heart disease-don't buy it! Instead look to create a program based on delicious, whole fresh and minimally processed food items. This is the fuel upon which you were born to run!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: The following dietary rules reduce risk: eat fruits and vegetables 3-5 servings per day. Fiber 14 g/day. Avoid trans (as low as possible) and saturated (no more than 10% total calories) fats. One to two servings of oily fish/wk - or equivalent in fish oil or omega 3. 1-2 drinks alcohol per day. If you have high BP dietary restrictions on sodium are important.
I'm only 29 and I have completely lost erections due to some unexplained vascular disease. Is there any way to cure this?
Inflammation: Diabetes can lead to protein changes and inflammation, leading to atherosclerosis, or narrowing and stiffening of blood vessels. Depending on the location, these narrowed arteries may cause heart attack (heart or coronary arteries), stroke (carotid), amputations due to infection/poor healing (legs & feet), blindness (eyes), and kidney failure (kidneys).See 3 more doctor answers
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