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

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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
If you have pain in your legs, especially when walking, as Dr. Mutharasan mentioned, pain in your legs when you are resting, leg cramps, discoloration, ulcers, leg swelling or even leg fatigue, see a Vascular Surgeon to have your arteries and veins professional evaluated. Vascular devastation, especially amputation, is rampant.
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