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Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?

Can vascular conditions cause organ damage?

Yes they do!!: Vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number one killers. Cancer is number two. Vascular conditions kill by cardiovascular events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, limb loss, organ failure, hemorrhage or bleeding out. Often no warning to the patient or doc, before a vascular event. Patients and doctors have to work as a team to diagnose and treat before event occurs. ...Read more

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


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Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of injury?

Must be ruled out: Vascular conditions must be ruled out as part of the injury evaluation and treatment. Vascular conditions after an injury are not uncommon; they often are missed because they're not suspected and don't have symptoms right away. A missed vascular condition after injury can be devastating. If you are injured, ask your doctor to evaluate you for a possible vascular condition. ...Read more

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Are there successful home remedies for vascular conditions?

Are there successful home remedies for vascular conditions?

Which conditions?: The answer is probably yes, but I can not say more without knowing what conditions, as there are many different types of vascular conditions, such as atherosclerosis, blood clots, bleeding problems, varicose veins, vasospasm etc. The remedies depend on what specific vascular condition you are talking about... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vascular conditions?

What is the definition or description of: Vascular conditions?

Vascular conditions: Vascular conditions = diseases of the circulatory system (veins & arteries). ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Too broad: The question is too broad.Vascular disease could be venous or arterial.
Arterial disease is more frequent with certain medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride, smokers, family history. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of inflammation?

Yes: Almost all disease states have inflammation as a component. Now some micro-vascular autoimmune diseases are a direct result of an inflammatory process. I need more specifics of type of inflammation you are referring to. ...Read more

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Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Vascular conditions: Vascular conditions, aka cardiovascular disease is number one killer. Cancer number 2. Vascular conditions kill by cv events; stroke, heart attack, sudden death, organ failure, hemorrhage. Often no warning, before a cv event. Patients and docs work as a team to diagnose and treat, hopefully before event occurs. Manage hypertension, (low salt helps), control diabetes, lipids, stop nicotine. ...Read more

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What to do for someone who suffers from angina and other cardo vascular conditions?

What to do for someone who suffers from angina and other cardo vascular conditions?

Diet/medicines: Many things
diet exercise medicines to control cholesterol, angina asprin anti platelet rx, beta blockers, healthy diet, see the doctors for follow up, if changes in status will need internationale treatment like angioplasty and possible bypass sx if needed. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

Can vascular conditions cause spleen damage?

It depends: It depends what you mean by vascular conditions. Vascular conditions (aneurysms, dissections, strictures, etc) are very unlikely to cause spleen damage.
On the other hand, certain blood diseases can clog the "filtering" capacity of the spleen and damage it. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Yes: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of cancer?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of cancer?

Yes: There is an increased incidence of dvt/ pulm embolism in pts with cancer. Arterial disease is far less common, but may me subject to vascular occlusion from tumor emboli. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of embolus?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of embolus?

Embolism is a vascul: Embolism is when a clot or piece of cholesterol plaque travels from one part of the vascularture to another so by definition it is a vascular disease. Now an embolism can cause new disease where it travels to such as stroke, and ischemia of a limb or intestines. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of endocarditis?

Usually not: Endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium (one of the layers of our hearts) and can be quite severe in untreated. Vascular inflammations (or vasculitis) can be a causative factor leading to endocarditis rather than a complication of. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of atherosclerosis?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of atherosclerosis?

PVD: Peripheral vascular disease is part of the progress of atherosclerosis since there are arteries throughout the body and the plaque can build up anywhere in that system, eg the carotid arteries, the legs, the renal artery - anywhere. This can result in ischemia - insufficient oxygen causing pain and potentially muscle death - people with advance disease can lose a toe or a leg. ...Read more

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Does taking antioxidants have a positive effect against vascular conditions?

Does taking antioxidants have a positive effect against vascular conditions?

"C" you later.: I guess it all depends on what is meant by vascular conditions as well as what is meant by anti-oxidants. Consider vitamin "C", an antioxidant, which has been used for many years to treat and improve the condition known as "scurvy", which is by most, considered a vascular condition. ...Read more

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For someone who suffers from angina and other cardo vascular conditions, is thrombophlebitis more common?

For someone who suffers from angina and other cardo vascular conditions, is thrombophlebitis more common?

Not really: While certain blood disorders would increase your risk of developing arterial (lead to angina) and veins clots (thrombophlebitis), the two are not strongly linked. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of emphysema?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of emphysema?

Not necessarily: Emphysema is associated with abnormalities in heart rythm, and with heart failure, but not necessarily with vascular conditions. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions damage the heart?

Can vascular conditions damage the heart?

Absolutely: Coronary artery disease (cholesterol plaque formation leading to narrowing heart vessels) is a well known and by far the most common cause of heart attacks. Kawasaki disease seen in children is known for coronary artery aneurysms that can also cause heart attacks and death. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Depends: If the vascular damage is in the abdomen and leads to the kidney the answer would be yes. It is individual and hard to tell for certain. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Yes- but preventable: Over time patients with diabetes are more likely to develop atherosclerotic blockages in any arterial bed (heart, legs, carotids). This can be prevented by careful screening with ultrasounds and stress (or cta?), and strict control of other risks: ldl, hypertension and smoking. Diabetic neuropathy can mask symptoms especially cardiac, and can also mimic symptoms of leg pain. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 1 diabetes?

Generally Yes: But it would be most accurate to say that vascular complications are especially more likely to occur if there is uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. Problems with the vascular system in the eye, the kidney, the heart, and the toes are all much more common in the diabetic, but especially in the diabetic who does not control their diabetes. Ideal control would be a hemoglobina1c of less than 7. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Yes for some lung dz: Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems. Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body. ...Read more

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Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

Are herbal supplements safe to take for vascular conditions?

What conditions?: First off, it'd be nice to know what conditions you are referring to. That way I can tell you if those are treated by herbals or not. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of liver failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of liver failure?

Complicated question: Liver failure causes scarring in the liver which impedes blood flow (interpreted by some as a vascular condition) that causes swelling of the abdomen and legs. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of kidney failure?

PAD and renal fail: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. So yes, pad/ peripheral artery disease can cause or accelerate kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can eating a high fiber diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

Not related: However a healthy diet is recommended for patients with vascular disease. Ideal body weight, lower blood sugar, increased lean muscle are helpful in risk reduction for cardiovascular events. High fiber is the beginning of better diet. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: The thoracic outlet is notable for the presence of arteries, veins, and nerves. This outlet may be compressed to various degrees by various means (position, abnormal anatomy, tumor), impairing arterial blood supply to, or veinous drainage of, the arm. Also, there may be supply/drain complications to the brain. Symptoms include pain, swelling, numbness of the arm, and potentially lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

No, not really: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). Herbal supplements have not been shown to be successful in preventing or self-treating vascular conditions. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of high blood pressure?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of high blood pressure?

Yes: Conditions including, but not limited to, heart attack, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and vascular kidney disease are all increased in patient with uncontrolled high blood pressure. For almost all related problems, control of BP reduces the risk at or near that for non-hypertensive people. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gotvald
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