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Could my pvd symptoms be from helping my elderly mother stand (using belt)?

Could my pvd symptoms be from helping my elderly mother stand (using belt)?

No: Pvd is inadequate blood flow to the lower extremities. There are several risk factors, e.g. High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, elevated cholesterol, family history, elevated uric acid levels in the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Definition)

A narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head--most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to ...Read more


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Vitreous degeneration vs pvd--different symptoms?

Vitreous degeneration vs pvd--different symptoms?

Same: Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) occurs when the vitreous gel becomes more like a liquid. The solid component of the gel floats in the liquid component of the gel. This liquefaction process is basically vitreous "degeneration." the symptoms are floaters (black spots, cobwebs, bugs) and sometimes flashes of light. ...Read more

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Can a 'complete' posterior vitreous detachment (pvd) be sometimes not associated with flashes of light at all, and have symptoms of only floaters?

Can a 'complete' posterior vitreous detachment (pvd) be sometimes not associated with flashes of light at all, and have symptoms of only floaters?

Absolutely: Many patients do not notice any symptoms of the pvd. Others note floaters and some note flashes. The point is that you should get an exam if you notice such symptoms. Remember that a posterior vitreous detachment is the culmination a long natural process. ...Read more

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Can anterior vitreous detachment occur before pvd? Does it reduce the retinal risks assoc with cataract surgery? Symptoms other than floaters?

Can anterior vitreous detachment occur before pvd? Does it reduce the retinal risks assoc with cataract surgery? Symptoms other than floaters?

Vitreous detachment: May occur at the level of the anterior retina adjacent to an area called the ora serrata. The vitreous may delaminate from the retina at any location, meaning either posterior or anterior at anytime either from trauma or idiopathic. If the vitreous is already detached from the retina, then the risks of a retinal detachment is theoretically reduced. ...Read more

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Is pvd an emergency? If you have symptoms. Can you wait for an appointment with your eye doctor or retina doctor?

PVD: Let's be clear that you mean posterior vitreous detachment'. Other branches of medicine use this abbreviation for other conditions.
If you know you have a 'pvd' then it is not an emergency. However, 'floaters', and/or 'flashing lights', the symptoms suggesting a pvd, should be seen by an eye doctor within 24 hours. Beware vision decrease/defect = concern for retinal detachment = emergency. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

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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What are common symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

What are common symptoms of peripheral vascular disease?

Peripheral vascular: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is peripheral vascular disease and its symptoms?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is peripheral vascular disease and its symptoms?

Blocked arteries: Peripheral vascular disease is a term that is sometimes used imprecisely, but in general it refers to blocked arteries in the legs. This limits blood flow to the legs and can cause pain (especially with walking), cool extremities, hair loss, discoloration, poor wound healing, ulceration, or even loss of limb. ...Read more

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What causes pvd?

PVD: Pvd is gradual obliteration of lumen of peripheral (usually lower extremities) arteries by atherosclerotic process. This causes what is called ischemia resulting in claudication. Pain/ cramping of the legs. When you have pvd! You should also be tested for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Can a pvd cause refraction?

Caution: Pvd can be peripheral vascular disease.
Refractory can be non responsive to treatment! Help folks help by being very clear. Hope an opthalmologist responds. ...Read more

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Why did my vision worsen after pvd?

Why did my vision worsen after pvd?

Need more info: In what way is your vision worse? Is it correctable with glasses or change in glasses? Are things blurry all the time or episodic? Do you see a large shadow? Do you see a lot of floaters? Pvd can cause bleeding in the eye, retinal tears or detachments which can all affect your vision. Theoretically your anatomy can mildly change and affect your vision refractively... Your eyemd can better answer. ...Read more

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How long after pvd will vision be cloudy?

How long after pvd will vision be cloudy?

No Clear Association: Pvd does not necessarily cause cloudy vision. The eye conditions which cause cause cloudy vision are cataracts and glaucoma. Pvd may cause loss of visual field through embolization and loss of blood flow to the retina (eye). Sometimes plaque from the carotid arteries will be the source and the can be seen in the back of the eye on an eye exam (holenhorst plaques). ...Read more

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What is the cure for pvd?

What is the cure for pvd?

No cure: Can be controlled or prevented to some extent. Quit smoking/ decreasing cholesterol, using blood thinners like aspirin, if needed bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What aspects of pharmacokinetics will be altered because of pvd?

What aspects of pharmacokinetics will be altered because of pvd?

None: Pharmacokinetics is the way drugs are broken down and removed from the body usuall by the liver and kidneys. Pvd is blocked muscle arteries. ...Read more

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I have pretty bad eyesight due to pvd, is there anyway to improve it?

I have pretty bad eyesight due to pvd, is there anyway to improve it?

Possibly: Bad eyesight can be due to many things not just pvd. I would recommend you see a primary care physician and possibly an opthomalagist for futher evaluation a treatment. At the very least, they can recommend some things to prevent the eye site from getting worse. ...Read more

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Is is safe to fly in turboprop or larger jet if recent pvd not yet complete?

Yes: As long as a followup exam is arranged, then most activities should be ok if the first dilated exam only revealed an incomplete PVD without heme or tears / high risk areas. Warning signs of retinal detachment should be discussed. ...Read more

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Does total PVD increase or decrease the chance of getting retinal tear/ detachment?

Does total PVD increase or decrease the chance of getting retinal tear/ detachment?

Decrease: If the vitreous is totally detached from the retinal surface, then there will be no more tugging on retinal thin points which would be a source of possible retinal tear. It is the non-detached vitreous spots with stronger adhesion that increase the risk of a retinal tear. ...Read more

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Are gangerene toes caused by pvd?

Are gangerene toes caused by pvd?

Sometimes: Severe PVD or diminished blood flow to toes can causee gangrene. Severe infection also can. ...Read more

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How to know if it is a tear in the retina or pvd?

How to know if it is a tear in the retina or pvd?

Get an exam: The only way to find out is to have an exam by a qualified eye MD. AAO. Org is very helpful. It is important to tell the difference because a tear in the retina can lead to retinal detachment, which is a BIG deal. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can stop pvd enough for now from causing permanent vision problems?

Is there any way I can stop pvd enough for now from causing permanent vision problems?

Complex question: Peripheral vascular disease or peripheral arterial disease can rarely cause visual problems. If you are at the point you have visual problems you may have significant neuro vascular disease. Please consult a vascular specialist for further workup and management. ...Read more

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I'm so sad because I just got diagnosed with pvd and I'm only 27. Am I going to be blind?

I'm so sad because I just got diagnosed with pvd and I'm only 27. Am I going to be blind?

No: The vitreous jelly tends to break down with time, and can contract and pull away causing a pvd, more common in higher myopes at an early age. Blindness could happen if a retinal tear leading to a retinal detachment occurred at the same time as the pvd, but if nonhemorrhagic PVD only, then usually resolves without sequelae. ...Read more

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I'm so sad because I just got diagnosed with pvd and I'm only 28. Is this going to eventually make me blind?

Don't worry!: Pvd or posterior vitreous detachment is a common condition which causes floaters. It can only make you blind if it leads to a tear in your retina. This is uncommon but you should have a dilated retinal exam by an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist to make sure everything is ok. Good luck and have a nice day! ...Read more

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What type doctor treats pvd?

Vascular surgeons: While trained as surgeons, we do much more diagnosis, treatment, than surgery! ...Read more

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How much artery blockage causes pvd pain?

How much artery blockage causes pvd pain?

Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. A sedentary person might not notice a complete blockage or multiple partial blockages. Rest pain is usually from severe plaques at multiple levels. In general, the body compensates for artery plaques for a long time before pain occurs. ...Read more

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What's the cure for pvd in eye?

What's the cure for pvd in eye?

Need repeat eval: Pvd in eye vessels is unusual. May be PVD in carotid artery or from aorta with debris traveling to eye vessel. Should have underlying cause assessed. If diabetic eye vascular disease, see an ophthalmologist with retina experience. ...Read more

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How much blockage to arteries is needed to cause pvd pain?

How much blockage to arteries is needed to cause pvd pain?

90%: Is the usual amount of blockage that produces "claudication." it varies quite a bit, though; some people don't notice anything until they have 100% blockage, others start to notice problems at 50%. The more you ask of your legs, the earlier you'll notice it. ...Read more

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How can I make my eyesight a lot better? Had pvd, now floaters are bad.

How can I make my eyesight a lot better? Had pvd, now floaters are bad.

Patience: Since you know about pvd, you most likely saw an ophthalmologist to make that diagnosis. That would have eliminated any serious pathology and perhaps also got you into some eyeglasses or contacts. Floaters are annoying but not harmful. There is no safe way to eliminate them. A few in the anterior space can sometimes be broken up with laser. Mostly you need to wait a long time for them to go. ...Read more

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Can vitreous degeneration/pvd cause night glares and extreme scattering of lights?

Probably not: The most common symptom of vitreous change with age is the production of multiple floaters generally settling down to a few. Night glare and light scattering is a more common symptom of cataract and corneal changes, and also uncorrected need for eyeglasses. See your ophthalmologist if you have any of these symptoms to get the best diagnosis. ...Read more