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What Is Vascular Disease
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis legs feet causing reduced blood flow risk factors include cholesterol, tobacco use, diabetes mellitus. Symptoms are usually claudication ( cramping) with activity frequently relieved with rest if left untreated can progress to limb loss. Poor healing and poor response to infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked arteries: Peripheral vascular disease is a term that is sometimes used imprecisely, but in general it refers to blocked arteries in the legs. This limits blood flow to the legs and can cause pain (especially with walking), cool extremities, hair loss, discoloration, poor wound healing, ulceration, or even loss of limb. ...Read more
What is pheripheral vascular disease? I have brown spots around the neck and leg/ankle area and was told to wear pressure hose when standing for long periods of time. Could I use bleaching creams on the spots?
Peripheral Vascular : Peripheral vascular disease usually refers to arterial disease of the legs, in which plaque builds up in the arteries & decreases blood flow to the legs. In your case, it sounds like you don't have pad, but rather u likely have vein disease (venous insufficiency), as this leads to the darkened skin at the ankles and is helped with hose. Bleaching creams won't help. Get a vein ultrasound to check. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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