10 May Peripheral arterial disease: Do not let clogged arteries restrict your life
The vascular or circulatory system is a network of blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart. Any disease which impact this system falls under the category of Vascular Diseases. The diseases can range from veins, arteries, vessels those carry lymph to disorders which ultimately affects blood flows. At Artery center when people typically talking about vascular disease, they are referring to PAD.
More than 8.5 million people in the US have found to be patients of Peripheral arterial disease-PAD. It basically refers to the diseases of the blood vessels which are located outside the brain and heart and is a result of a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries. Blood flow to the legs, arms, stomach, kidneys are often restricted due to blood vessels get narrowed down because of PAD. Heart attack and stroke are the major risks involved in such disease.
Atherosclerosis is one of the most common causes of PAD and Atherectomy treatment– minimally invasive endovascular surgery is the best medical technique for removing atherosclerosis from the blood vessels within the patient body. Some of the vascular disease conditions can be managed medically while others may require the minimally invasive catheter-based procedure.
Atherectomy treatment involves catheter with a sharp blade on the end to remove plaque accumulated in the blood vessels by inserting a catheter into the artery through a small puncture in the artery. The process can be repeated to eliminate a blockage from atherosclerotic disease. This treatment is especially beneficial where blockages in arteries occur around branches or in vessels and cannot be easily treated with stents.
Some of the symptoms of Peripheral arterial disease include-leg weakness, brittle toenails, legs skin turning pale or bluish, hair loss on feet or leg, ulcers on the legs and feet not recovering fast, etc…The most common tests conducted by Vascular medical professionals to detect PAD are-blood tests, Ultrasound scan, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), angiography, Ankle-brachial index, etc…The treatments usually prescribed are-reduction in smoking, intake of fruits and vegetables, and supervised exercise training.
Vein reflux diseases can be majorly categorized into 2 areas-venous insufficiency reflux and venous-occlusive disease which also includes thrombosis. IN the condition of CVI the valves in the leg veins get affected which makes difficult for blood to return back to the heart. The pooling of blood in the veins due to CVI refer to as stasis. The most common type of Vascular disease can be found and treated at Vascular and Artery center is superficial venous reflux disease (SVR).In more than 50% of the popular, SVR can be found in the form of a spider or reticular veins and in 25% of patients disease can progress to visible varicosities to its extremes and ulceration, and skin changes can take place.
The causes of developing Vein reflux diseases can be excessive standing or sitting, family history, pregnancy, your lifestyle, obesity, etc…This disease symptoms include- swelling of the ankles or legs, itchy or weak legs, leg cramps leg skin getting thick, leg fatigue, varicose veins, etc…It’s treatment vary from person to person.
The treatment can involve medications like pentoxifylline, diuretics, home remedies like- exfoliating dead skin cells, applying topical ointments, wearing special elastic stockings, Elevating the legs, etc. Non-surgical procedures like-Laser therapy, Ablation, Sclerotherapy, and Phlebectomy etc…are also beneficial.
So stop waiting and suffering from painful vascular diseases, contact professional medical practitioners like Coastal Vascular to learn what treatments will be best for curing PAD and other vascular diseases in your scenario.