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Peripheral Vascular Disease Vs Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Venous edema: One of the hallmarks of chronic venous insufficiency is ankle and leg swelling. In the early stages of venous insufficiency, ankle and leg swelling occur at the end of the day and are relieved by leg elevation. In longstanding venous insufficiency, leg swelling is constant. Arterial insufficiency patients do not typically complain of lower extremity swellling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Please advise what is the difference between peripheral arterial "insufficiency" vs. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease?
Synonyms: They're different names for the same condition. ...Read more
Yes: They are completely different. Venous disease is somewhat genetic, but if people lived long enough almost everyone would probably get venous disease at some point in their life. In fact 15% of the adult population has venous disease. Arterial disease, in contrast, is not as common in the general population. It occurs in smokers, diabetics, and in people with high blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different vessels: Arteries carry oxygenated "nutritious" blood to veins carry the "used up" blood that has the cellular wastes back from the tissues to be cleansed. Artery disease means that the tissues starve from lack of food. Vein disease means they cannot get rid of their wastes. Vein disease occurs from ankles to knees with ulcers, brown staining and swelling. Artery disease occurs at toes, bluish color/cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artery vs vein: think of one (Periph artery disease) as problems with the vessels in charge of delivering blood, oxygen. and nutrients to the tissues and the other (peripheral venous disease) as problems with the vessels in charge of returning that blood to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Significant: Chronic venous stasis (cvi) is a result of long standing venous insufficiency due to malfunctioning of the valves of either the superficial, deep or both systems of veins. Chronic arterial insufficiency is due to long standing decrease arterial blood flow into either the legs or arms. Venous problems cause leg swelling and discoloration while arterial problems cause pain and even gangrene. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often they are: A bruit is a noise that is heard with a stethoscope reflecting turbulent flow. IT can be a normal finding and is non specific. It is often associated with narrowing of arteries, however that is unlikely in a 33 year old. THe pest way to tell if you have "PVD" is to have a physician measure the pressure in your feet and calculate an "ABI" (foot pressure/arm pressure) value of 0.9 or more is normal ...Read more
Not usually: Peripheral vascular disease is most commonly caused by hardening of the arteries from cholesterol deposits and that shouldn't cause anemia. There are a few unusual causes of peripheral vascular problems from rheumatologic diseases which can be associated with anemia but even if you have both, more common causes of anemia need to be ruled out before assuming they are related. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extremity disease: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?
PVD/PAD/atherosclero: Pvd/pad/atherosclerosis are one in the same. Plaque causes stenosis of arteries. Plaque can be soft or heavily calcified. Board certified surgeons should be able to offer you the best treatment options depending on location, quality of symptoms and co-morbidities. Vascular surgeon can offer all therapies including endovascular, open and medical modalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What conditions apart from chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (ccsvi) require ijv angioplasty?
Few: Aside from ccsvi angioplasty of the central veins is most commonly done to relieve narrowings caused by previous intrumentation (central lines, dialysis access, pacemakers, etc). In the ijv it is usually done to restore or improve access for insertion of a central venous catheter of some sort. Tumors can also narrow the central veins to the point where dilation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parse the words: Chronic = long-standing. Microvascular = small blood vessel. Ischemic = insufficient blood flow. Technically such a condition can affect any organ in the body but this condition gets most attention due to neurologic involvement. Certain genetic & environmental factors contribute to this condition--that is, there is more than one cause. ...Read more
Seriously Painful: Peripheral vascular occlusive disease w/ claudication means there are partial blockages of arteries in the legs.When person walks, the leg muscles become short of oxygen due to low blood flow resulting in pain.The pain is relieved by stopping & resting. It restricts many activities.Stopping smoking, getting regular exercise, controlling diabetes, etc. & using anticlotting agents like aspirin help. ...Read more
Clogged blood vessel: claudication by definition is pain on exertion and relief of pain at rest. Typically it is pain legs on walking and goes away by stopping. Claudication is considered one of the early symptoms of vascular disease it can become serious if it keeps getting worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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