A) Peripheral Vascular Disease refers to the blockage of arteries, due to the fatty deposits, that obstruct the supply of blood & oxygen to the arms & legs.
A) Atherosclerosis is the main cause of Peripheral Vascular Disease. It is a condition wherein the artery wall gets thickened due to the accumulation of fatty substances in the blood vessels. Some major risks of Atherosclerosis are as follows: • Smoking • Diabetes • Hypertension • High Blood Pressure • Obesity
A) There are two types of Peripheral Vascular Disease- Functional and Organic. While Functional Peripheral Vascular Disease refers to the expansion of the artery due to a spasm, Organic Peripheral Vascular Disease is a situation wherein the arteries get clogged. Raynaud's disease is the example of Functional Peripheral Vascular and Buerger's disease is the example of Organic Peripheral Vascular Disease.
A) Some symptoms of the Peripheral Vascular Disease include
A) There are few tests which you may undergo for the examination of Peripheral Vascular Disease.
A) The main aim behind the treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease is to identify the risk factors and hinder the development of atherosclerosis.
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