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Is peripheral vascular disease also known as hypertension or just happens together?

Not the same thing. Peripheral vascular disease is an inflammatory process whereby blockages form in the arteries throughout the body. Hypertension is chronically elevated blood pressure. Although hypertension is a risk factor for atherosclerosis, not every patient with PVD has hypertension. Read more...
Peripheral Vascular. In addition, hypertension is one of the risk factors associated with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Poor management of these risk factors can put you at risk for PVD. Those risk factors are: 1. Smoking; 2. Diabetes; 3. Hypertension; 4. High Cholesterol; 5. Over the age of 50; 6. Family history of PVD. Being overweight can also contribute. Please see a Vascular Surgeon to be evaluated. Read more...