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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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How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

How does collagen vascular disease affect the bladder?

Few do, but: Scleroderma (pss) can turn the autonomically controlled bladder muscle wall to contract from collagen based scarring with contracture, but few other would do so! ...Read more

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Does HRT cause or prevent heart and cerebrovascular disease?

Does HRT cause or prevent heart and cerebrovascular disease?

Hrt: By hrt i'm assuming you mean hormone replacement therapy in women. While this once thought of as protective it no longer is considered as such . A large study of nurses found increased cardiovascular events in women on hrt. ...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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Why does untreated peripheral arterial disease lead to loss of leg?

Why does untreated peripheral arterial disease lead to loss of leg?

PAD Leg Loss: Without the ability for blood to travel in the arteries to supply oxygen to the tissues of the distal leg, those tissues become at risk for tissue death. With tissue death, there will be loss of limb. ...Read more

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?

What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?

Sick Support: You can think of collagen as sort of the glue and supporting tissue that holds our bodies together. There is collagen holding our eye lens in place and collagen in our ligaments of our joints and other places. Collagen vascular disease is typically an autoimmune disease which affects all sorts of tissues. Rheumatologists are the specialists who typically see this illness. ...Read more

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I'm 35 chest x-ray-showed mild thoracic degenerative disease. Have connective tissue disease. Could that be cause? How to prevent further damage?

I'm 35 chest x-ray-showed mild thoracic degenerative disease.  Have connective tissue disease. Could that be cause? How to prevent further damage?

Disks vs spine: If you have degerative disk disease, loosing weight, staying well hydrated, good posture, and maybe some otc joint supplement could help. Degeneration of the spine may be osteoporosis and needs evaluation but calcium and vitamin d can reduce that risk. ...Read more

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How does connective tissue disease with lupus factor affect the eyes?

How does connective tissue disease with lupus factor affect the eyes?

In several ways!: Lupus can be associated with dry-eye syndrome, typically more severe in sjogren's syndrome. Very severe lupus can causes optic neuritis, but this is quite rare. The most common problem with the eye in lupus patients is the development of cataracts from treatment with steroids, one of many reasons doses should be kept low. Plaquenyl eye toxicity is nill, by using less than 6 mg/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

Maybe: For macular degeneration - free radicals appear to play a significant role. There is currently a prevention arm of the areds which is looking at supplements in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. It's often better to eat a good diet, exercise and reduce other risk factors than take supplements. Oh yes, please don't smoke! ...Read more

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Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

Why does vascular disease develop in diabetics?

Inflammation: 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). ...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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The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease. What cause this and what type or treatment are?

The MRI show ischemic demyelination secondary to small vessel disease.  What cause this and what type or treatment are?

My interpretation: Will answer generically, and state that you could have a disorder termed Binswanger's disease, which is most often associated with hypertension. Such MRI changes may be seen with head trauma, cigarette smoking, aging, etc. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between vasculitis disease and peripheral artery disease?

Can you explain the difference between vasculitis disease and peripheral artery disease?

Inflammatory Pattern: Peripheral vascular disease refers to the blockage of blood vessels (doesn't include heart or brain vessels). This can happen from atherosclerosis, emboli or clot formation. Vasculitis diseases are a subset of peripheral vascular disease which cause inflammatory destruction of vessels. This can affect large vessels (takayasu's arteritis) and small vessels (buerger's disease). ...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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Can you die from collagen vascular disease?

Collagen disease: Simple answer: yes. If there is significant vascular, cardiac, pulmonary, or renal involvement, yes. ...Read more

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What is peripheral vascular disease? Can it be treated?

What is peripheral vascular disease? Can it be treated?

Yes it can.: Your arteries are normally smooth and unobstructed. Over time they can become blocked (atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries). Plaque can build up in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made up of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue. As more plaque builds up, your arteries narrow and stiffen. Eventually, enough plaque builds up to reduce blood flow and oxygen delivery. This is pvd. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease?

Can you tell me what is the difference between peripheral arterial disease and peripheral venous disease?

Yes: Peripheral means in the extremities (arms/legs). Arteries are thick walled, high pressure, elastic conduits that send oxygen rich pulsatile blood from the heart to the periphery .Veins are thin walled, low pressure, non-pulsatile, relatively larger structures that return oxygen poor blood to the heart and lungs. Both diseases can cause pain. The hallmark of PVD is swelling; of pad, pain with use. ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is ...Read more


Dr. Christopher Bibb
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Collagen Vascular Disease (Definition)

Collagen vascular disease was a term originally used to describe an abnormality of the collagen protein associated with blood vessels. It is now used to describe a collagen protein disorder in many types of connective tissues, ...Read more