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Vascular Disease Dayton, OH

Vascular Disease An Overview

What is a vascular disease?

Vascular disease is any form of abnormality of the arteries, veins, or vessels. Abnormalities include inflammation in arteries and veins, and fat buildup in the blood vessels. Vessels are needed to circulate blood throughout the body. The arteries pump oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other organs in the body. Veins carry the blood back to the heart. If the veins or arteries are abnormal, patients may experience severe complications, including stroke, heart attack, or even death. The most common vascular diseases are stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), varicose veins, and carotid artery disease (CAD).

Vascular disease left untreated may lead to narrowing or blockage of the arteries, causing reduced blood flow to the arms, legs, aorta, brain, or other major organs. Signs that you may have vascular disease can include a recent stroke, poor blood circulation, swelling in the extremities, frequently feeling tired or fatigued, and more. The best way to see if you have a vascular disease is to get diagnosed by a specialist. Never assume your diagnosis before visiting Buckeye Heart & Vascular institute.

Vascular Disease treatment in Dayton Ohio

Visiting Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute

Buckeye Heart and Vascular Institute logoBuckeye Heart & Vascular Institute offers diagnostic testing for patients with various types of vascular and arterial diseases. We can swiftly diagnose the type of vascular disease you may have, and offer effective treatments. Our facility is home to multiple board-certified physicians who are specially trained in identifying, diagnosing, and treatment of vascular, arterial, and related concerns. We are dedicated to improving your overall health with treatments that are closely aligned with your unique issues and goals.

Vascular Disease What to Expect

Vascular Disease Risk Factors

All types of patients are at risk of developing vascular disease. Your chances of developing vascular disease may increase depending on various factors.

  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity or excess weight
  • Unhealthy diet or poor nutrition
  • High blood pressure

The best way to prevent developing vascular disease is to live a well-balanced life. Keep a balanced diet in mind, and routinely exercise. Even if you don’t exercise regularly, doing basic things such as taking long walks can help.

Common Types of Vascular Diseases

Vascular disease can weaken certain areas of your blood vessels, or even lead to blockages or narrowing. The most common types of vascular disease include:

  • Carotid Artery Disease: Carotid artery disease occurs when the arteries leading to the brain become narrowed or blocked. In advanced cases, carotid artery disease can lead to stroke.
  • Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries. When plaque buildups in the arteries it can cause narrowing or blockages. In advanced cases, atherosclerosis can lead to heart attack or stroke.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: the aorta is the leading artery that transfers blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If the aorta is damaged, patients may develop an aneurysm. If an aneurysm ruptures, patients can experience life-threatening complications.
  • Peripheral Artery Disease: Peripheral artery disease, also known as P.A.D, is caused by a buildup of plaque in the arteries. P.A.D can increase a patients’ risk of stroke, heart attack, and coronary artery disease.

Vascular Disease FAQs

Is there a cure for vascular disease?

No. Unfortunately there is no proven cure for vascular disease. Although, your doctor can help you alleviate your symptoms with appropriate treatments designed for your specific needs. We can keep your condition from getting worse to lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other medical problems associated with vascular disease.

What can I do at home to alleviate vascular disease symptoms?

The best thing you can do at home is exercise. We know that this may not be an option for some, but even just taking regular walks every day can help improve symptoms and slow down the progression of vascular diseases.

Is vascular disease terminal?

Vascular disease alone is not a terminal disease. Although, your underlying cause may be fatal. Doctors will always recommended that you seek a diagnosis and treatment if you experience symptoms of vascular disease. Vascular disease is the most common precursor to coronary heart disease and heart attack.