peripheral vascular disease

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Dr. John Garner answered:

What is peripheral vascular disease?

Extremity disease

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Peripheral artery disease refers to blood vessel disease which occurs outside the central core of the body, usually in the legs or arms, though erectile dysfunction is in fact also a form of peripheral artery disease. The symptoms of peripheral vascular disease vary based on the location and vessel affected.
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Can you die from peripheral vascular disease?

Yes you can

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Peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular disease are the number ONE killer. They kill by cardiovascular events; such as 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.
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Dr. Bradley Thomas answered:

What is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

Blockage in arteries

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When the arteries in your legs become blocked, your legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen, -that's PVD! PAD can cause discomfort or pain when you walk. The pain can occur in your hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, or feet. Leg artery disease is considered a type of PVD because it affects the arteries, blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to you. 1/3 people age 70 or older have PVD
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

Can peripheral vascular disease cause eye pain?

Yes

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vascular disease of the eye leads to ocular ischemic syndrome which causes visual disturbances as well as pain. Seek immediate help.
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Define for me what peripheral vascular disease is?

Outside brain

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Peripheral vascular disease refers to any disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart.
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what are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

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difficulty walking requiring to stop after a certain distance is usually the first symptom this occurs because the blood flow is inadequate to supply the muscle when active other issues wounds that are difficult to heal
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

What are the tests for peripheral vascular disease?

Begin with

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Ankle brachial indices or segmental pressures to see if there is a problem. If these are positive cta of aorta and leg vessels should be performed. Conventional angiography used less often for diagnosis nowadays. See radiologyinfo.org.
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What the heck is peripheral vascular disease really?

Narrow arteries

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Peripheral vascular or peripheral arterial disease refers to a pathologic process where the arteries are weakened damaged or blocked. This is typically caused by plaque build up which is exacerbated by diet and smoking.
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How do you avoid getting peripheral vascular disease?

Don't Smoke

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The development of peripheral vascular disease is multifactorial but smoking is by far the greatest risk factor. Other behavioral modifications would be to maintain a low cholesterol diet and to treat any diabetes. Following these three recommendations will help minimize risk.
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Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Not really

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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.
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