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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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I have pvd, I'm 41 & have type 1 diabetes. I have had 8 surgeries including crossover bypass, I'm suffering greatly and in agony every day. Whatcanido?

I have pvd, I'm 41 & have type 1 diabetes. I have had 8 surgeries including crossover bypass, I'm suffering greatly and in agony every day. Whatcanido?

Stop smoking: For one as I can see on your profile because the combination of smoking and diabetes is lethal to your body including arteries. I am sure you do not want to lose your limbs as this is unfortunate reality for many patients who smoke. In addition, avoiding all processed foods and eating whole foods will also strengthen your lining of your arteries as currently you have a lot of inflammation. Best! ...Read more

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Ret tear ruled out by my doc, see sparkling stars 24/7, hv floaters too, he said pvd full process not yet started but there is vitreous detachment, means?

Ret tear ruled out by my doc, see sparkling stars 24/7, hv floaters too, he said pvd full process not yet started but there is vitreous detachment, means?

PVD is not a tear: A PVD or posterior vitreous detachment is a natural consequence of aging. When it occurs in someone suddenly and there are new floaters or flashes of light, we recommend a dilated exam of the retina. It is not because the floaters or flashes are dangerous, but because the PVD may also occur with retinal tears which can lead to retinal detachment, but it is possible to have PVD and no tear. ...Read more

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What does borderline Peripheral vascular disease on ankle brachial index test mean? It was 0.93. I had Normal Calcium Score/CTA.

What does borderline Peripheral vascular disease on ankle brachial index test mean? It was 0.93. I had Normal Calcium Score/CTA.

PVD, PAD: I would not call an ABI of. 93 borderline PVD (peripheral vascular disease). It is normal. If you divide the arm blood pressure by the ankle pressure the number should be 1.0. Meaning the arm and ankle should have the same blood pressure. ABI's of. 5 suggest occlusive disease or a blockage somewhere in the leg or calf. Again, an ABI of 0.93 is normal ...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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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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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more