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Peripheral Vascular Disease Vs Chronic Venous Insufficiency
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
Is it possible to please tell me the what are chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?
Magnitude of risk: Pad aka PVD or diseased arteries carries risk for major events, heart attack, stroke, limb loss, death. While venous insufficiency is common and benefits from treatment, it does not carry risk of life and limb. That is the biggest difference between the two. They are both involving blood conduits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please tell me the difference between chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?
In vs. out flow: Chronic venous insufficiency results from valve dysfunction in the venous system. This causes the pressure in the veins just under the skin to become too high resulting in swelling of the veins. These veins enlarge and become varicose, leak water causing leg swelling, leak blood resulting in skin discoloration. Ulcers can occur. PVD is the result of blockages in the arteries supplying blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you please tell me the difference between having chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?
Is it safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily if you have peripheral vascular/artery disease or chronic venous insufficiency?
It Is Safe: Benedryl is an antihistamine which block histamine release. It is safe to use with pad or chronic venous insufficiency. Always remember though that if you are multiple medications sometime there can be an interaction between them so check with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Walk: Supervised exercise programs have been shown to increase the distance people with peripheral vascular disease can walk. This doesn't necessarily heal the diseased arteries, but your body develops what we call a "collateral circulation" to help improve blood flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normally: Cardiac echos focus primarily on the heart structure (valves and walls) and function (contractility, ejection fraction). They do not look at the peripheral arteries. However, the same ultrasound technology is used to look at the peripheral arteries. The studies of the peripheral arteries are called lower extremity arterial duplex scans or carotid duplex scans, for example. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, vascular risks: People with type 2 diabetes not only have high sugars, but also likely have the Insulin resistance syndrome, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL chol, increased tendency to clot, increased inflammation. All of these factors promote atherogenic (plaque) disease in blood vessels, leading to higher risk of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Atherosclerosis: The pathophysiology of peripheral vascular disease is atherosclerosis. This is a generalized disease process with risk factors including diabetes, old age, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and smoking. Atherosclerosis builds up, causing narrowed areas in blood vessels. Some important vessels which get blocked include; carotids, heart vessels (coronary) and leg arteries. ...Read more
Peripheral Vascular: In addition, hypertension is one of the risk factors associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Poor management of these risk factors can put you at risk for PVD. Those risk factors are: 1. Smoking; 2. Diabetes; 3. Hypertension; 4. High Cholesterol; 5. Over the age of 50; 6. Family history of PVD. Being overweight can also contribute. Please see a Vascular Surgeon to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have peripheral vascular disease can I quit my pack a day habit cold turkey or should I ween off?
?: Margaret514, if you are really 26 as your profile states, the likelihood that you have peripheral vascular disease is close to zero, even though you smoke. I certainly applaud your resolve to quit though. The sooner the better. Quitting cold turkey will not harm you, although it's never easy. Good luck, my friend! ...Read more
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