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

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: PVD

Most accurately refers to hardening of the arteries and plaque build-up.

In brief: PVD

Most accurately refers to hardening of the arteries and plaque build-up.
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
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Dr. Walter Husar
Specifically refers to decreased circulation to the arm and legs due to what Dr. Gonzalez described.
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