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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Vascular Insufficiency (Definition)

Usually pain only with activity like exercise. Risks factors are smoking and hugh cholesterol, mostly leg pain ...Read more


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What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

What do you recommend for vascular insufficiency?

PVD: It depends on overall physical health, mobility. If severe arterial insufficiency -may need vascular surgery (bypass venous graft) to salvage limb or amputation. Ambulation (walking)is always good if healthy enough. Work w pcp cardiologist vascular surgeon physical therapist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vascular insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: vascular insufficiency?

Pain: Usually pain only with activity like exercise. Risks factors are smoking and hugh cholesterol, mostly leg pain in calves with exercise! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vascular insufficiency?

Prevent/intervention: Vascular disease, like dr. Peter corrado states, needs a team approach as its a silent disease. Medical therapies; antiplatelets, antihypertensives, blood sugar control and lipid control/statins. Monitoring; ultrasound and vascular exams to intervene with stents, balloons or surgery before a cardiovascular event. Most important stop or decrease the nictotine addiction. ...Read more

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Morphine, codine and other drugs which don't work for me. Vascular insufficiency?

Morphine, codine and other drugs which don't work for me. Vascular insufficiency?

Huh?: If you have vascular insufficiency then getting that addressed will help with your pain which is why morphine and Codeine don't help since they don't increase vascular supply. ...Read more

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What drugs will help vascular insufficiency in the legs?

What drugs will help vascular insufficiency in the legs?

SEVERAL DRUGS HAVE: Been approved, including plavix, pletal, (cilostazol) aspirin. ...Read more

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Dx with Vascular insufficiency 1 yr ago - wear compression socks. On Warfarin for10 yrs. Could low PT/ INR cause lower leg pain to worsen?

Dx with Vascular insufficiency 1 yr ago - wear compression socks. On Warfarin for10 yrs. Could low PT/ INR cause lower leg pain to worsen?

Typically not: The INR should not play a role in how your leg pain feels. Fluctuations in the INR can affect the efficacy of the medication though (low INR could increase risk of clotting and high INR can increase risk of bleeding). If you are on warfarin to prevent blood clots, having the INR too low could increase your risk of recurrent clots. But INR not likely to directly correlate to leg symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for vascular insufficiency?

No: How do know you have vascular insufficiency, must seen a doctor, he will advise on the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to please tell me the what are chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

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 more

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Can you please tell me the difference between chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

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 more

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Could you please tell me the difference between having chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

Could you please tell me the difference between having chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral vascular disease?

Arteries vs. Veins: Pvd is due to hardening of arteries of legs with pain due to activity. Venous insufficiency is due to damage to the valves in the leg veins that allow blood to return to the heart causing the legs to swell and be painful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily if you have peripheral vascular/artery disease or chronic venous insufficiency?

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 more

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What does vascular dry mean?

What does vascular dry mean?

Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more

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What does the term vascular invasion mean?

Vascular invasion: Vascular invasion refers to the direct invasion by cancer into a blood vessel. That can render a cancer intersectable, and can be a harbinger of more extensive spread of the cancer. ...Read more

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How many types of vascular disorders exist?

How many types of vascular disorders exist?

Numerous: There are countless vascular disorders encompassing arteries veins and lymphatics. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more

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What exactly is a vascular mass?

What exactly is a vascular mass?

A growth which has e: A vascular mass means a tumor or growth which has excess of blood flowing through it. It may be a benign tumor of blood vessesl commonly called hemangioma or it can be a cancerous growth, many of which has excess of blood flowing through them. You need to find out from the treating doctor what is the cause of this mass/tumor and what is he/she recommending for diagnosis and treatment? ...Read more

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Why does jejunum become vascular?

Why does jejunum become vascular?

Absorption: Food absorption.
Unless you are referring to pathological over-vasculation? ...Read more

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What is vascularization of tumors?

What is vascularization of tumors?

Degree of vascularit: Most tumor grow by anerobic metabolism, Warburg Citric Acid Cycle. They do not need oxygen to survive and can best be controlled by use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation. Blood supply serves to allow the tumor cells to metastasize. Drugs that inhibit blood supply like Avastin (bevacizumab) actually work by opening microcirculation to let drugs into tumor. More effectively. ...Read more

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What is vascularization of tumors?

What is vascularization of tumors?

Source of invasion: All tumors tend to spread, mostly by metastasizing through surrounding blood supply. The tumors do not need the oxygen supplied by the vessels to survive since they grow by anaerobic metabolism. When Folkman developed angiostatin to diminish blood supply to tumors there was no change in growth and lesions progressed. This confirmed the role of vascularization to the tumor as sources for invasion ...Read more

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Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Don't skip meals,: Don't miss sleep, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water, and maintain the same caffeine intake day to day, whether it is a lot or none at all. If this is not enough to keep your headaches down to a few times a month, medications such as beta blockers can help prevent migraines as well. ...Read more

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Why is the vascular system important?

Why is the vascular system important?

Vascular system: Supplies blood to body and no organ can survive without blood flow ...Read more

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Why does jejunum have few vascular many?

Unclear question: I'm not sure about your question. The jejunum has an excellent blood supply, mainly from branches of the superior mesenteric artery. ...Read more

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How to improve my cardio vascular endurance?

Exercise!: The only way to improve one's cardiorespiratory endurance or aerobic condition is via (more) exercise. Of course, if you've already been exercising and gradually pushing yourself w/o improvement, you should go see your family physician to make sure you don't have a heart or lung condition preventing you from getting better. ...Read more

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What is the significance of vascular ischemia?

What is the significance of vascular ischemia?

Claudication: Claudication - meaning leg, arm or organ pain during walking, stress or other condition that increase oxygen demand. That is, there is a mismatch between oxygen supply and oxygen demand. (ischemia means low blood flow, vascular means vessel.). ...Read more

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What are the different types of vascular access?

AV fistula: Graft and tunneled catheters are what is commonly used for dialysis access ...Read more

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What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

What is vascular access, other than just an i.V.?

A generic term: Vascular access is a generic term that describes anything from ivs to sophisticated catheters. This also describes when veins are surgically connected to arteries (called av fistulas) so patients can get dialysis for kidney disease. Special catheters called ports are often needed for patients about to receive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Can docs explain what does vascular invasion means?

Cancer?: Vascular invasion is a term used when describing tumors. In this regard, vascular invasion means that the tumor has grown into, or invaded, a nearby major blood vessel. ...Read more

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What would be the benefit of cardio vascular exercise?

What would be the benefit of cardio vascular exercise?

Many Benefits: Cardiovascular conditioning changes fat metabolism making you burn fat more efficiently. It also trains your heart to work more efficiently increasing endurance and stamina. The immediate effects burn calories and keep burning calories for 24 hrs. These training effects lower blood pressure and reduce risk for heart attack, strokes, heart failure etc. Get moving! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vascular system?

What is the definition or description of: vascular system?

Arteries and veins: The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part of the vascular system. ...Read more

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Why does jejunum have few vascular arcades and ileum has many?

Why does jejunum have few vascular arcades and ileum has many?

More tissue: The jejunum is wider, its diameter being about 4 cm., and is thicker, more vascular, and of a deeper color than the ileum, so that a given length weighs more. Nearest the duodenum the mesenteric loops are primary, toward the ileocolic junction, secondary and tertiary loops are observed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my risks of cardio-vascular problems?

Could you tell me what are my risks of cardio-vascular problems?

Depends: Certainly possible. Easy to determine. See your doctor for proper evaluation and diagnosis. Particularly if you have excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or exercise intolerance. Also family history of cv problems is a predicting factor. In addition to current fitness, weight, and other medical problems you may have. ...Read more

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What does a stepwise decline mean when speaking of vascular desease?

Progressively worse: Since the vascular system is everywhere in our body stepwise decline usually involves first the blood pressure (BP)-especially if it is persistently elevated and then going into the major organ systems like the heart, the brain, large vessels like the Carotid Arteries and the kidneys. All systems can be affected. The key is to have your BP, Cholesterol, stress levels under control, plus exercise ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more