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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Disease (Definition)

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


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Does peripheral vascular disease or mixed connective disease cause skin discolaration on any area of the body? Why?

Does peripheral vascular disease or mixed connective disease cause skin discolaration on any area of the body? Why?

Maybe: Two very different problems. Arterial insufficiency (pad) can cause the skin to be pale, loss of hair below the mid-shin, and cool feet. Blue or black discoloration indicates threatened tissue and can result in amputation if left untreated. Any dark discoloration or non-healing wound(s) should be evaluated by a vascular specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of red, blotchy patch of skin under your nose?

How do you get rid of red, blotchy patch of skin under your nose?

Depends: It can be dermatitis which will respond a topical steroid such as hydrocortisone. If improvement is not significant a stronger strength may be necessary. See a dermatologist for proper evaluation if the 1 % does not work. ...Read more

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I know I have P.A.D. but was also told that I have vascular disease as well, what does this mean and could that be why my feet turn red even laying. ?

I know I have P.A.D. but was also told that I have vascular disease as well, what does this mean and could that be why my feet turn red even laying. ?

Red by resting.: Peripheral vascular disease or PAD is a form of vascular disease. When the arms or legs are involved, it is termed peripheral. The nature of the condition is that tissues are being deprived of oxygen rich blood because of the narrowing of the blood vessels to the tissues. Elevating the legs causes an over supply of blood to the starved tissue resulting in the now oxygen rich tissue to turn red. ...Read more

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Do I have a vascular disease?My legs will go red when I stand they do not hurt or itch.Im only 18 and from what Iknow its more older people prone toit

Do I have a vascular disease?My legs will go red when I stand they do not hurt or itch.Im only 18 and from what Iknow its more older people prone toit

Not to worry : you do not have atherosclerosis. If there is no pain associated with the color change you have erythromelalgia which means a red arm or leg. This is generally a benign phenomenon If you have associated.pain you should see a doctor this would be Raynauds phenomenon. Again, generally benign but should be checked ...Read more

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On my head, I have small blotch that is light & spreading slowly. In the center there is a red bruise that appears, scabs, disappears, ?

Dermatologist: Lesions that a=asymmetric, b=irregular boarders, c=irregular color pattern, d=larger then the size of a pencil eraser are worrisome. If your fit the abcd rule, have it biopsied. ...Read more

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What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?

What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?

Depends: Depends on location of affected organ like lungs, kidneys, intestines .. Etc ...Read more

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Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Does vascular disease cause leg stiffness?

Not really: 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. ...Read more

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Can peripheral vascular disease cause eye pain?

Can peripheral vascular disease cause eye pain?

Yes: Vascular disease of the eye leads to ocular ischemic syndrome which causes visual disturbances as well as pain. Seek immediate help. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral vascular disease?

PVD: read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_vascular_disease

Get a more detailed answer ›
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Woke up with a red patch of skin which looks slightly like a hicky on the bridge of my nose. What has this been caused by and how do I make the colour fade as it's very noticeable ?

Woke up with a red patch of skin which looks slightly like a hicky on the bridge of my nose. What has this been caused by and how do I make the colour fade as it's very noticeable ?

Well difficult to sa: Difficult to diagnose without seeing this. Did you have any trauma? See if it resolves otherwise to doctor. Now for appearance issue cosmetics work well ...Read more

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Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Can a broken ankle cause peripheral vascular disease?

Not really: Not really. Pvd is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis. The injury which caused the fracture could also have caused injury to the arteries. We see this in patients who have been in car accidents or dislocate their knee. ...Read more

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Could peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack?

Could peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack?

NO: Coronary artery disease can cause a heart attack, not peripheral vascular disease. "Peripheral" refers to the extremities (arms & legs), so PVD is blood vessel disease that affects the arms or legs (not the heart). Peripheral artery disease does increase the chances that the same individual may have coronary artery disease of the heart, so it is reasonable to screen PAD partients for heart dis. ...Read more

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Does peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack? Please, need some answers?

Does peripheral vascular disease cause heart attack? Please, need some answers?

Same disease: Both PVD and coronary artery disease are manifestations of the same disease process, which is atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries). Both are aggravated by smoking and high blood pressure. Both can be improved by exercise, improved diet, weight loss, lipid/cholesterol control and smoking cessation. PVD patients undergoing surgery are at increased risk for heart attack. ...Read more

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If there's peripheral cyanosis due to peripheral vascular disease and central cyanosis due to heart disease simultaneously how to know each cause?

Combination : Various testing and history and exams.
Blue babies are generally central.
Some older persons have blocked vessels, bad lungs, and other signs and symptoms.
A rare person will have both and several causes: congestive heart failure, smoker- COPD, atherosclerosis and DVT etc.
One needs to evaluate multi system. ...Read more

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I have a question about imediate cause of death being severe sepsis hours prior to death my father has had peripheral vascular disease for years, and last month he was admittted into the hospital and in the 2 days drive to the hospital i was told he had a

I have a question about imediate cause of death being severe sepsis hours prior to death my father has had peripheral vascular disease for years, and last month he was admittted into the hospital and in the 2 days drive to the hospital i was told he had a

I : I am so very sorry for your loss. It sounds like you need a more detailed explanation as to what exactly occurred in those 9 hours prior to his death. You should contact a social worker at the hospital where your father died. They should be able to get you some much needed answers. As far as sepsis is concerned, it can occur pretty quickly and cause death rapidly even if antibiotics are given. The sepsis can spread at a much faster rate than the antibiotics take to work. Again i hope you find answers soon.
Take good care. ...Read more

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3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin. Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female. Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders. It started out like a rash with pimples. The bumps are gone but the

3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin.  Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female.  Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders.  It started out like a rash with pimples.  The bumps are gone but the

See your doctor: Contact dermatitis presents the way you described and can be a result of your skin being sensitized to a cream, soap, preservative, pillow fabric etc. There are other potential diagnoses which will require an exam by a dermatologist to rule out other inflammatory skin conditions which can be treated with the right medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the development of cardio vascular disease?

How long does it take for the development of cardio vascular disease?

An interesting study: Some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease include hyperlipidemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, older age and family history. According to a study with a serial intravascular ultrasound on pigs after inducing diabetes and hyperlipidemia, plaque started to develop at week 11, and progressively evolved to high-risk plaques at week 36. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20439786. ...Read more

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Can foods really reduce cardio vascular disease risk like they say in ads?

Can foods really reduce cardio vascular disease risk like they say in ads?

Yes and no: The following dietary rules reduce risk: eat fruits and vegetables 3-5 servings per day. Fiber 14 g/day. Avoid trans ( as low as possible) and saturated ( no more than 10% total calories) fats. One to two servings of oily fish/wk - or equivalent in fish oil or omega 3. 1-2 drinks alcohol per day. If you have high BP dietary restrictions on sodium are important. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...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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Is there any effective medicine that treats peripheral vascular disease ?

Yes: There are several medications that are useful for pad. These include the statin medications (for cholesterol), which stabilize plaques, aspirin/plavix- platelet medications, and cilostazol- which improves the distance you are able to walk. None of these medications will eliminate vascular disease once it has developed, but they will all work in different ways to help control or improve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can there be any effectilve medicine to treat peripheral vascular disease ?

Medical treatment: If you mean treating the systemic effects of peripheral arterial disease (pad), such as atherosclerosis and particularly with coronary artery disease, there are a number of medications available. If you mean specifically for the symptoms of pad in the legs, most commonly intermittent claudication (ic), Cilostazol has been proven to be quite effective in reducing the severity of ic. Talk with pcp. ...Read more

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How do you avoid getting peripheral vascular disease?

How do you avoid getting peripheral vascular disease?

Don't Smoke: The development of peripheral vascular disease is multifactorial but smoking is by far the greatest risk factor. Other behavioral modifications would be to maintain a low cholesterol diet and to treat any diabetes. Following these three recommendations will help minimize risk. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is 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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