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Which type of doctor specializes in peripheral vascular diseases?

Which type of doctor specializes in peripheral vascular diseases?

Vascular Surgeon: Don't let the name scare you...Vascular surgeons (unlike cardiologists and radiologists) are trained in all aspects of PVD management (not just surgery) go to vascularweb. Org and search for a board-certified vascular surgeon near you.

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What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

Vascular surgeon: Vascular surgeons are specially trained to treat peripheral vascular disease both with our without surgery. This includes disease involving the aorta, arteries of the neck, limbs, and abdominal organs. Other specialties can treat some of these issues but a board-certified vascular surgeon is the best option for patients with these problems.

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What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

What type of doctor specializes in treating peripheral vascular diseases?

Vascular Surgeon: Vascular surgery is a medical discipline that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems of the arterial, venous and lymphatic systems, exclusive of the heart. Interventional treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical (i.e. Catheter based and minimally invasive) and as such, make vascular surgeons uniquely qualified to provide unbiased recommendations for patients.

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Peripheral vascular diseases always or only sometimes predicts carotid disease?

Sometimes: Athersclerosis is a systemic disease. This means it can affect any and all arteries. Having evidence of atherosclerosis in any arterial bed increase the risk of having it in others. However, it is not uncommon to find atherosclerosis affecting only certain arteries (legs) and not others (carotids). Why this occurs is not fully understood. If you have pad, you have 2x the risk of stroke or mi.

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with peripheral vascular disease?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with peripheral vascular disease?

Yes: Most of the doctors who see older patients tend to see lots of patients with p.V.D.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is peripheral vascular disease?

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

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is peripheral vascular disease and its symptoms?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is peripheral vascular disease and its symptoms?

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.

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Could a doctor here tell me what is a peripheral vascular disease?

Peripheral: 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 tingling, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds.

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I have the same problem as question 391172. My doctor says it's not peripheral vascular disease. Circulation is fine. Any ideas please? Can't sleep.

I have the same problem as question 391172. My doctor says it's not peripheral vascular disease. Circulation is fine. Any ideas please? Can't sleep.

2 Issues 1st: Artery: Ds present in ~1/2 of humans by late childhood, asymptomatic for decades & missed by medical exams because in wall, arteries enlarge, does not narrow artery lumen/impede blood flow until advanced/late due to plaque ruptures & clots. 2nd: Local blood flow controlled by arterioles, not the larger/visible supply arteries (lumens visible by angiograms); local flow can be? Ed though major supply open.

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What is peripheral vascular disease?

Extremity disease: Peripheral artery disease refers to blood vessel disease which occurs outside the central core of the body, usually in the legs or arms, though erectile dysfunction is in fact also a form of peripheral artery disease. The symptoms of peripheral vascular disease vary based on the location and vessel affected.

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What causes peripheral vascular disease?

What causes peripheral vascular disease?

PVD: Read this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Peripheral_vascular_disease

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What is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

What is defined as peripheral vascular disease?

Blockage in arteries: When the arteries in your legs become blocked, your legs do not receive enough blood or oxygen, -that's pvd! Pad can cause discomfort or pain when you walk. The pain can occur in your hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, or feet. Leg artery disease is considered a type of PVD because it affects the arteries, blood vessels that carry blood away from your heart to you. 1/3 people age 70 or older have pvd.

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What the heck is peripheral vascular disease really?

What the heck is peripheral vascular disease really?

Narrow arteries: Peripheral vascular or peripheral arterial disease refers to a pathologic process where the arteries are weakened damaged or blocked. This is typically caused by plaque build up which is exacerbated by diet and smoking.

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Are diabetics more prone to peripheral vascular disease? Why?

Are diabetics more prone to peripheral vascular disease? Why?

Yes, vascular risks: People with type 2 diabetes not only have high sugars, but also likely have the Insulin resistance syndrome, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL chol, increased tendency to clot, increased inflammation. All of these factors promote atherogenic (plaque) disease in blood vessels, leading to higher risk of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary heart disease.

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Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

No: Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. This can contribute to a different problem- peripheral vascular disease (otherwise known as pad, "hardening of the arteries, " atherosclerosis, and other names).

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Md wants to treat peripheral vascular disease. What if I don't?

Md wants to treat peripheral vascular disease. What if I don't?

Gets worse: Treat now or you will regret it later. Exercise, eat right, no smoking, BP control, diabetes control. Cholesterol control. See your doctor and develope a plan.

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Are femoral bruits associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Are femoral bruits associated with peripheral vascular disease?

Often they are: A bruit is a noise that is heard with a stethoscope reflecting turbulent flow. IT can be a normal finding and is non specific. It is often associated with narrowing of arteries, however that is unlikely in a 33 year old. THe pest way to tell if you have "PVD" is to have a physician measure the pressure in your feet and calculate an "ABI" (foot pressure/arm pressure) value of 0.9 or more is normal

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