vascular disease

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<b>Vascular disease is also known as <a href="#topics/Vascular-conditions">Vascular conditions</a></b>. 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, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc...
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Dr. Joel Gotvald answered:

whats collagen vascular disease?

Collagen Vascular

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These are diseases that attack the connective tissues of blood vessels. They are typically autoimmune disorders characterized by overactivity of the immune system resulting in auto-antibodies that attack the collagen connective tissue of blood vessels & other tissues, resulting in inlammation & weakness of the connecitve tissues. Examples are Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, & Sjogren's
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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. Robert Cuff answered:

What is intracranial vascular disease?

Brain arteries

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This refers to narrowing of the arteries within the skull. This is usually the branches of the internal carotid artery within the brain.
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What is degenerative vascular disease?

Atherosclerotic

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Degenerative vascular disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. It is not vascular disease in a 'degenerate'. We call it degenerative because the vessels begin to degenerate from the damage to their walls.
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What are the tests for vascular disease?

Many

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There are many screening tests available for use in individuals at risk for vascular disease. These include carotid duplex which looks for plaque in the carotid arteries. Another important tool is a lowerextremity arterial evaluation/ABI which measures the blood pressure ratio in the arm to ankle to estimate blood flow to the legs and ais an excellent marker of vascular disease. certain blood tes
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Dr. Rick Koch answered:

What are the symptoms of vascular disease?

Highly variable

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Highly variable...sometimes a symptomatic until latter & irreversible stages. Talk to your physician & get appropriate screening for you
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Dr. Tracy A. Berg answered:

Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Not really

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As vascular disease progresses the muscles first then nerves of the leg create symptoms. Initially vascular insufficiency causes leg fatigue and cramps in the calves and thigh muscles. Nerve pain from insufficiency is worse at night and can be so intense it drives patients to seek help. Stiffness may be from something else. Ok to check with your doc. Simple vascular ultrasound will make diagnosis.
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Can you die from collagen vascular disease?

Collagen disease

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Simple answer: yes. If there is significant vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, or renal involvement, yes.
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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. Susan Wingo answered:

Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

Inflammation

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Diabetes can lead to protein changes and inflammation, leading to atherosclerosis, or narrowing and stiffening of blood vessels. Depending on the location, these narrowed arteries may cause heart attack (heart or coronary arteries), stroke (carotid), amputations due to infection/poor healing (legs & feet), blindness (eyes), and kidney failure (kidneys)
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