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Do I have a vascular disease?My legs will go red when I stand they do not hurt or itch.Im only 18 and from what Iknow its more older people prone toit

Do I have a vascular disease?My legs will go red when I stand they do not hurt or itch.Im only 18 and from what Iknow its more older people prone toit

Not to worry : you do not have atherosclerosisIf.there.is.no pain.asociated with this.you have erythromelalgia which means a red arm.or.leg This.is generally a benign.phenomenon If you have associated.pain you sh I uld see a.doctor this vould be Raynauds phenomenon.again.generally benign but should be.checked. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

Vascular disease is also known as Vascular conditions. 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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Why should people with peripheral vascular disease avoid wearing anti-embolism stockings?

Why should people with peripheral vascular disease avoid wearing anti-embolism stockings?

Mostly myth: Unless a person has extremely severe peripheral arterial disease, there is no concern about having them wear anti-embolism stockings. They have so little pressure that they will not effect blood flow in anyone other than those with extraordinarily bad blood flow to their lower legs. ...Read more

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Should all people with peripheral vascular disease wear anti-embolism stockings?

Should all people with peripheral vascular disease  wear anti-embolism stockings?

No: Peripheral arterial disease does not increase the risk for embolic events, therefore anti-embolism stockings AKA TED hoses are not indicated for all patients with peripheral arterial disease. Only those at risk for venous thrombosis should wear them, particularly those that will require to be immobile and can not have preventive anticoagulation for clots. ...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 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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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 associated with vascular disease?

What are the symptoms associated with vascular disease?

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. ...Read more

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What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease? Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?

Histogy: It is a clinical diagnosis?can be definitively diagnosed with small vessel biopsy and use of special tissue staining. ...Read more

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


Dr. James Krick
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more