Millions suffer from vascular disease. If not properly diagnosed and treated, it can lead to life-threatening conditions.
Signs and Risks of Vascular Disease
Vascular disease can impact many parts of your body, including your heart, abdomen, brain, legs and hands. People with vascular diseases may feel pain, cramps or numbness in their arms, legs and fingers. Others may have no symptoms at all.
Common risk factors include:
- Cigarette smoking
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Age (over 50)
- Family history
Diagnosis and Treatment
Vascular disease is often slow and progressive. Some vascular disease conditions can be easily diagnosed by your primary care physician using a simply test. Others, however, can only be detected and diagnosed by a vascular specialist.
If you've been diagnosed with vascular disease, or have symptoms such as pain, cramps or numbness in your arms, legs, gingers or feet, it's important to be examined by a physician who specializes in vascular medicine to diagnose and treat your condition.
The specialists at Bristol Health are board-certified and fellowship trained - which means they have years of additional, specialized training in vascular medicine and have passed additional rigorous testing requirements.