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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)

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


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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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Extensive vascular disease is it always fatal ?

Depends: It depends on several factors...Where, what kind, how extensive, duration, and coexisting disease factors...Best to check with your doc. ...Read more

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Do vascular headahces mean I have vascular disease?

Do vascular headahces mean I have vascular disease?

Not necessarily: The term vascular headache has been used as another name for migraine headaches. Migraine is now thought of as a result of the release of inflammatory substances in the brain. It does not mean you have vascular disease. ...Read more

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Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Does a processed food diet increase risk of vascular disease?

Yes: Ptocessed food has increases high level of glucose in blood along with high Insulin levels. This causes high lipids and atherosclerosis an causes vascular disease. It's lowest with high fibre unprocessed natural food. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the development of cardio vascular disease?

How long does it take for the development of cardio vascular disease?

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. ...Read more

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Does either sex have more propensity toward a certain vascular disease?

Male/atherosclerosis: This depends on the cause and location of periphral arterial disease. Most common seen as atherosclerosis in lower extremities and that is more common in men although the outcome in females is worse. So what kind you are asking about ? ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Smoking cigarettes is a major risk ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more