Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms Treatments

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease -

Its a medical term referring to some vascular diseases affecting the peripheral blood vessels.

Its an obstruction of large arteries, can result from atherosclerosis, inflammation problems, an embolism or blood clot formation.

It usually causes a lack of blood supply, either chronic or acute with four stages,

(1) being mild discomfort when walking
(2) being severe discomfort when walking
(3) being discomfort when resting
(4) being severe discomfort when resting

Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms -

weakness in muscles
cramping in muscles indicating low blood flow
sores or ulcers that heal slowly or not at all
change in limb color and temperature
diminished hair growth on the affected part

Smoking of tobacco, diabetes, elevations of total cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and various inflammatory mediators are main causes.

Critical Limb Ischemia - Patients with this condition have a risk for CLI, in which the blood supply is not enough to maintain vital tissues, leading to their death and putrefaction.

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