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Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Not really: Peripheral vascular disease is not necessarily reversible, but its risk can be successfully managed. The pillars of treatment are, 1) smoking cessation, 2) anti- platelet therapy (aspirin/ plavix), and 3) statin therapy to lower cholesterol. There have been anecdotal reports of plaque reversal but this does not happen for everybody. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Definition)

Pvd is a catch-all term that may indicate venous or arterial dz. Usually docs use this term to indicate blockages(plaque buildup) in the arteries. However, some docs refer to swelling and discoloration ...Read more


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What causes pvd?

What causes pvd?

PVD: Pvd is gradual obliteration of lumen of peripheral (usually lower extremities) arteries by atherosclerotic process. This causes what is called ischemia resulting in claudication. Pain/ cramping of the legs. When you have pvd! you should also be tested for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Can a pvd cause refraction?

Caution: Pvd can be peripheral vascular disease. Refractory can be non responsive to treatment! help folks help by being very clear.Hope an opthalmologist responds. ...Read more

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Why did my vision worsen after pvd?

Why did my vision worsen after pvd?

Need more info: In what way is your vision worse? Is it correctable with glasses or change in glasses? Are things blurry all the time or episodic? Do you see a large shadow? Do you see a lot of floaters? Pvd can cause bleeding in the eye, retinal tears or detachments which can all affect your vision. Theoretically your anatomy can mildly change and affect your vision refractively... Your eyemd can better answer. ...Read more

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How long after pvd will vision be cloudy?

How long after pvd will vision be cloudy?

No Clear Association: Pvd does not necessarily cause cloudy vision. The eye conditions which cause cause cloudy vision are cataracts and glaucoma. Pvd may cause loss of visual field through embolization and loss of blood flow to the retina (eye). Sometimes plaque from the carotid arteries will be the source and the can be seen in the back of the eye on an eye exam (holenhorst plaques). ...Read more

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What is the cure for pvd?

What is the cure for pvd?

No cure: Can be controlled or prevented to some extent. Quit smoking/ decreasing cholesterol, using blood thinners like aspirin, if needed bypass surgery. ...Read more

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How to know if it is a tear in the retina or pvd?

How to know if it is a tear in the retina or pvd?

Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO.org is very helpful. It is important to tell the difference because a tear in the retina can lead to retinal detachment, which is a BIG deal. ...Read more

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What aspects of pharmacokinetics will be altered because of pvd?

What aspects of pharmacokinetics will be altered because of pvd?

None: Pharmacokinetics is the way drugs are broken down and removed from the body usuall by the liver and kidneys. Pvd is blocked muscle arteries. ...Read more

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I have pretty bad eyesight due to pvd, is there anyway to improve it?

I have pretty bad eyesight due to pvd, is there anyway to improve it?

Possibly: Bad eyesight can be due to many things not just pvd. I would recommend you see a primary care physician and possibly an opthomalagist for futher evaluation a treatment. At the very least, they can recommend some things to prevent the eye site from getting worse. ...Read more

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Is is safe to fly in turboprop or larger jet if recent pvd not yet complete?

Yes: As long as a followup exam is arranged, then most activities should be ok if the first dilated exam only revealed an incomplete PVD without heme or tears / high risk areas. Warning signs of retinal detachment should be discussed. ...Read more

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