Navigation Links
Vascular Disease 101: Discovering and Treating Common Diseases of the Veins

When the body's arteries, veins and capillaries become diseased, patients can experience pain and discomfort, not to mention the possibility of stroke and heart attack.// Dennis Gable, M.D., a vascular surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, provides information about three of the most common vascular diseases.

Varicose veins:
Varicose veins are large, twisted, swollen blood vessels that occur most commonly on the inside of the legs and the back of the calves. "The goal for treating varicose veins is to eliminate pain and improve blood flow back to the heart and out of the legs," Dr. Gable says. "We recommend elevating the legs, exercising daily, managing body weight, wearing compression stockings and avoiding excessive standing.

With a new technique, doctors can treat varicose veins through a laser inserted via a needle. "Only rarely do we need to remove key veins, a surgical process known as vein stripping," Dr. Gable says.

Peripheral artery disease:
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a blockage of blood vessels that often causes pain in the legs. "Patients with PAD face at least four times the risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke as those without the condition," Dr. Gable explains. "Individuals with PAD need to stop smoking; control their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar; and lose weight if they are obese." Angioplasty and stents can help treat PAD, and surgery can help in the rare cases where it is needed.

Carotid artery disease:
Stroke occurs when the blood vessels in the neck that lead to the head and brain (called the carotid arteries) become blocked. Patients are often diagnosed after experiencing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), or mini-strokes. "These patients need to stop smoking and maintain good blood sugar control if they have diabetes," Dr. Gable says. "Typically, we only do surgery if there is at least a 70 percent blockage and the patient is in good overall health otherwise." Angioplasty and stents are also newer potential treatment options."

(Source: Newswise)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. “Don’t fear long haul flights!” Vascular surgeon tells travelrs
2. Drug Effective for Vascular Dementia
3. New Ways To Treat Vascular Birthmarks
4. Is Aricept, the Alzheimer’s Drug Safe to Use against Vascular Dementia
5. Blood Clots, A Common Feature Of Vascular Dementia And Alzheimers
6. ACE Inhibitors For Vascular Disease Patients
7. People Under 60 At Risk Of Premature Peripheral Vascular Disease
8. Gamma Knife Offers Noninvasive Treatment for Vascular Disorders, Brain Tumors
9. Gene Transfer Using Mutant Form of Good Cholesterol Cuts Vascular Plaque and Inflammation
10. Special Section of JCS Addresses Vascular Anomalies
11. Cuba Introduces New Device for Detecting Vascular Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have ... many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has ... period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss of ... William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten grandchildren, ... Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he spent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a ... and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been ... standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of ... can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is ... to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app ... medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, ... in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... Sept. 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized ... Ranked as number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s ... Inc. 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found ... Bardisa will soon be honored by SFBJ as the ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in the ... today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology Inc., ... therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 in ... enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy venture. ... Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings over ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: