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Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Too broad

The question is too broad.
Vascular disease could be venous or arterial. Arterial disease is more frequent with certain medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride, smokers, family history.

In brief: Too broad

The question is too broad.
Vascular disease could be venous or arterial. Arterial disease is more frequent with certain medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride, smokers, family history.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Alan Koslow
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: A disease

They occasionally can be a symptom of something else but most often they are a disease state themselves.

In brief: A disease

They occasionally can be a symptom of something else but most often they are a disease state themselves.
Dr. Alan Koslow
Dr. Alan Koslow
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vascular disease/PAD

Hard arteries with plaque is atherosclerosis.
Other diseases accelerate pad plaque build up; hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and nicotine addiction. Heart attack, stroke, limb loss, sudden death are vascular events. Medical therapy for all the diseases is important. Surgical therapies, stent, balloon and bypass when plaques cause symptoms.

In brief: Vascular disease/PAD

Hard arteries with plaque is atherosclerosis.
Other diseases accelerate pad plaque build up; hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and nicotine addiction. Heart attack, stroke, limb loss, sudden death are vascular events. Medical therapy for all the diseases is important. Surgical therapies, stent, balloon and bypass when plaques cause symptoms.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Either

There is a an entity called peripheral arterial disease.
On the other hand certain other diseases can lead to vascular disease or clogging of blood vessels such as lupus.

In brief: Either

There is a an entity called peripheral arterial disease.
On the other hand certain other diseases can lead to vascular disease or clogging of blood vessels such as lupus.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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