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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. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...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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Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

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). ...Read more

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Do I need to take warfarin to treat my vascular disease?

Do I need to take warfarin to treat my vascular disease?

Special cases do: Warfarin is not the standard treatment for most cases of peripheral vascular disease. In general, most people with PVD benefit from Aspirin and statin medications which reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. However, some people may have other diseases associated with vascular disease that require warfarin. Check with your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the role of statins on cardio-vascular disease?

What are the role of statins on cardio-vascular disease?

Several: 1/ reduce bad cholesterol. 2/ reduce inflammatory reactions. 3/ reduce tone in arteries (help the artery to relax and permit better blood flow. I think has a role in healing of the injury cholesterol does to the artery. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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Can natural blood thinners be used to treat vascular disease?

Can natural blood thinners be used to treat vascular disease?

No: They are certainly not a substitute for blood thinners ((e.g. Coumadin, (warfarin) pradaxa, etc.) & "natural" supplements are not regulated by the fda. Please don't do this. I had 2 patients who did against my medical advice in the past year who had strokes! ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a vascular disease that might get misdiagnosed as ms?

Please let me know if there is a vascular disease that might get misdiagnosed as ms?

Yes- there are: One example of this is a rare condition called cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL). This condition can be tested for by NOTCH3 genetic testing or by a special skin biopsy. One thing unique about this condition is that white matter abnormalities son MRI appear confluent and are located in the poles of the temporal lobes. ...Read more

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Can injections of bupicavaine for pain relief lead to killing off tissue that's been compromised by a vascular disease?

Can injections of bupicavaine for pain relief lead to killing off tissue that's been compromised by a vascular disease?

Bupivacaine: This is one of the longer acting local anesthetics and can be used safely by a trained specialist without any damage to the tissue. It produces a reversible block of nerve conduction, such as at a dentist's office. Please be a bit more specific about your vascular disease for a better answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vascular disease?

What is the definition or description of: Vascular disease?

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. ...Read more

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Extensive vascular disease is it always fatal ?

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 Disease (Definition)

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


Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions = diseases of the circulatory ...Read more