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All you need to know Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)


Peripheral vascular disease also popular as PVD is a blood circulation issue that causes the veins outside of your heart and brain to thin, block or spasm. This can occur in your arteries or veins. PVD normally causes pain and weariness, mainly in your legs, and particularly amid exercise. The pain typically decreases with rest.

In PVD, veins become narrowed and the flow of the blood diminishes. This can be because of arteriosclerosis, or ""hardening of the arteries"" or it very well may be caused by vein spasm. [1]

- Requires medical examination.
- Symptoms can occur in and around legs and muscle joints.
- Can be a chronic condition, long-term yet can be controlled with proper treatment

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) grows just in the arteries, which divert oxygen-rich blood from the heart. As per the CDC, around 12 to 20 percent of individuals over age 60 get PAD, about 8.5 million individuals in the United States. PAD is the most widely recognized type of PVD, so the terms are regularly used to mean the same condition.


- Pain areas are in and around the legs, toes, arms, and muscles.
- Reduced hair growth and cramps.
- Reddish, blue or pale skin, weak pulses.
- Numb and heavy feeling.
- Claudication


Self-care: Lifestyle changes like following a balanced diet, losing weight, exercising regularly.

Specialists: The specialist may conduct physical examination and tests like doppler ultrasound for the diagnosis.

Medication: The specialist may prescribe medication like cilostazol, clopidogrel, simvastatin, etc.

The specialist will work out a treatment plan for the patient.
The disease may sometimes require surgery like angioplasty or vascular surgery.
For other concerns, visit a specialist
At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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