Peripheral Vascular Disease
What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a circulatory condition characterized by narrowed or blocked blood vessels outside the heart, commonly affecting the legs. This can lead to reduced blood flow, causing symptoms like pain and increasing the risk of non-healing ulcers or, in severe cases, limb loss.
Symptoms of Peripheral Vascular Disease
Common symptoms may include:
- Pain or cramping in the legs, especially during walking
- Weakness or numbness in the limbs
- Coldness or color changes in the skin
- Slower growth of toenails or loss of hair on the legs
- Non-healing sores or ulcers
Management of PVD often involves:
- Lifestyle changes like exercise, diet, and smoking cessation
- Medications to improve blood flow or reduce clotting
- Minimally invasive procedures like angioplasty and stent placement
- Surgical options like bypass grafting for severe blockages
If you are experiencing symptoms of Peripheral Vascular Disease, early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for preventing complications. Schedule your appointment with our vascular specialists today for a comprehensive evaluation and an individualized treatment plan.
Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing acute symptoms, such as severe pain or signs of infection, dial 911 immediately for emergency medical assistance.