Peripheral Arterial Disease Symptoms: Cause of Spider Veins and Other Conditions

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Risk Factors, Causes, and Treatment

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease and do I have the symptoms?

PAD is a serious disorder resulting from reduced blood flow in arteries that is diagnosed using specialized testing. Treatments range from lifestyle changes and medications to endovascular and open surgical procedures.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Symptoms and Risk Factors

Do you have one or more of these risk factors?

Obesity

Diabetes

Over 65

Kidney Disease

High Blood Pressure

Unhealing Wounds or Ulcers

High
Cholesterol

Cramping or Pain After Exercise

Smoking History & Over 50

Pain in Toes or Feet While Resting

Swollen, Painful, or Discolored Legs

Potential Benefits of Seeking Treatment

  • Reduce Pain and Swelling
  • Heal Wounds and Ulcers
  • Prevent Amputations
  • Take Action and Prevent Strokes
  • Treat Veins and Reduce Leg Pain
  • Maintain Mobility and Independence

 Diagnosis

The PAD screening process starts with the Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), which is completed by taking a serious precise blood pressure readings. If indicated, an arterial ultrasound is ordered and completed by the VasCare sonography team. The next step is an angiogram completed by one of our vascular surgeons in our state of the art diagnostic suite. An angiogram is completed with a type of X-ray machine.

Treatment

Treatment for identified PAD will include recommended lifestyle changes and medications. In some cases, a surgical intervention is required to re-establish blood flow into the blocked arteries. Endovascular procedures can be completed in our state of the art surgical suite located in VasCare’s outpatient clinic. In some serious situations, a more invasive surgical procedure may be required.

Do you have these symptoms?

To learn about VasCare and how we can help you, contact us or call our offices at:

Beaumont Clinic409.924.8600

Corpus Christi Clinic361.882.4000

Baytown Clinic281.420.1500

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