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Dr. Trent Proffitt
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
19 years in practice
65K people helped
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What is the definition or description of: peripheral vascular disease?

Dr. Trent Proffitt
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
19 years in practice
65K people helped
What is the definition or description of: peripheral vascular disease?

Depends: 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 as PVD as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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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


Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
9M people helped
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Can you die from peripheral vascular disease?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
9M people helped
Can you die from peripheral vascular disease?

Yes you can: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Do not smoke, never ignore color change or ulcers on legs/feet, and find a health screening program to have your ankle brachial index done. ...See more

Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
37 years in practice
376K people helped
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What are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

Dr. Norman Chideckel
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
37 years in practice
376K people helped
What are symptoms of  peripheral vascular disease?

Follow below: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
15 years in practice
263K people helped
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What happens with peripheral vascular disease over 2-3 years after diagnosis?

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
15 years in practice
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What happens with peripheral vascular disease over 2-3 years after diagnosis?

Depends: This depends on lifestyle modification - smoking cessation, compliance with medication, and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

No smoking. Exercise by walking at least. Monitor your cholesterol. Have an arterial Doppler study. ...See more

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
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What are the tests for peripheral vascular disease?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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What are the tests for peripheral vascular disease?

Begin with: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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My head tingles sometimes, I have shortness of breath, and I get bloated and gassy. Corn on toes due to shoes, do I have Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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My head tingles sometimes, I have shortness of breath, and I get bloated and gassy. Corn on toes due to shoes, do I have Peripheral Vascular Disease?

At 25 while possible: Unlikely. You do need to see a doctor for your shortness of breathe issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

The more you exercise those legs the better they will respond and the better you will feel. ...See 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


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