Vascular disease

What is Vascular disease?

Vascular disease is a form of cardiovascular disease primarily affecting the blood vessels. Some conditions, such as angina and myocardial ischemia.

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i cant blink my left eye,slurred speech ,problem with my balance,weakness on my left hand in grasping things,can you please give me advice on the exercises treatment i could do at home i was discharge from the hospital 4 days ago after having cardio vascular disease acute infarct right side thank you

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dear you may be developed acute cerebral infract with left racial palsy. but your facial palsy it seems involved both upper and lower face. may be due ventral medulla involvement.facial palsy may cause slurred speech. continue medication with physiotherapy and...

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patient with toes amputated, infection returned, vascular disease, diabetic, kidneys failing, frail condition, family chose not to have more surgery, withdrawn all helping medications, only giving pain medications, withdrew insulin pump, no feeding tube as patient can no longer swallow-Should more been attempted to preserve this life, or slowly killing patient as it appears "merciful"

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Hello!While it is hard for me to comment without knowing the specifics in this case it is a classical medical dilemma care givers face the world over. If the patient is not very old ( above 80 yrs) my view is to give it everything you've got- the full gamut of medical, surgical & supportive...

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Has technology advanced for the use of drug eluding vs bare metal stents in peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities? Does cryotherapy have a role in treating vascular disease? Has the tiny razor (Silver Hawk) been useful in treatment of vascular disease?

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Yes Technology is advancing towards drug eluting stents but most places we use bare metal stents or covered stents or stent grafts depending on the disease we are dealing with. No role of cryotherapy that I am aware of. Silver Hawk has its role in Vascular disease though less commonly. Take care.

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Help. I'm wondering why on my doppler report of my arm it says that there is "evidence of intravascular disease" under the "TECHNIQUE" part, but under "FINDINGS and IMPRESSIONS" it says there is no stenosis , no clot, and no significant abnormalities. what could the intravascular indicate ??? I'm very worried.

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Brief Answer:
Intra vascular disease was searched for and results are normal.

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Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. It is written that evidence of intra vascular disease was evaluated under technique. This...

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My husband has relatively poor circulation, vascular disease and diabetis. Several months ago he took the top layer of skin off his leg while working in the woods. The one scrapped sore healed into two separate sores which are now considered ulcers which heal and resurface. This has gone on since last June. What is your best recommendation?

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DEAR SIR/MADAM

PATIENT WITH HISTORY OF VASCULAR DISEASE WITH POOR CIRCULATION AND DIABETES ARE VERY WELL PRONE FOR ISCHEMIA AND GANGRENOUS CHANGES IN THE LIMBS. IT WILL BE ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH NEUROPATHY. THE BEST THING DO IN THIS PATIENT IS TO CONTROL BLOOD SUGARS VERY NEATLY WITH THE FOLLOWING...

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Hello. I am 61 years old with Cardio vascular Disease. Have had open heart by-pass and 34 stents since then. Now, I have had to have complete shoulder replacement because the lack of blood supply to the left shoulder caused the bone to die. My right arm is hurting like the left one started out. Is this common and could it be due to the heart disease?

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Bone death due to low vascularity is not related to cardiac disease. It is more common with smokers and alcoholics. it is also occur if you have taken steroids for any skin disease. There are medication like alendronate which can improve blood supply. You can take this after taking opinion of...

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I have a vascular disease called lcv which is a rather rare disease. Recently I had a cuple of very bad coughing episodes one of which took place at work; a school as I am a teacher. A nurse was brought in and he took my blood pressure which was very high . He said I was hypertensive. Was this just due to the chest cold or could it be due to the lcv

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could be either.irrespective of cause bp should be controlled to prevent episodes.also cutting on tension, adequate rest and sleep are important to check rise in bp along with low salt and fat diets.mild to moderate exercise and deep breathing exercises daily will be very supportive as well

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what is Subcortical Micro-vascular disease & what can be done for treatment ?

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Brief Answer:
Subcortical Micro-vascular disease

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Subcortical micro vascular disease is marked by micro vascular brain injury related to angiopathy, including lacunar infarcts and white matter changes in the brain. It can be associated...

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i cant blink my left eye,slurred speech ,problem with my balance,weakness on my left hand in grasping things,can you please give me advice on the exercises treatment i could do at home i was discharge from the hospital 4 days ago after having cardio vascular disease acute infarct right side thank you

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I just had a falling spell called drop attack . I ve had them a few times in the past but I haven t had one in about three years until today. I ve been checked in the past for any heart problems and I ve been examined for seizures. All the tests...

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I frequently wake up in the morning with numbness in the fingers of both hands. It always goes away when I get up, and my arms are hanging down next to my body.. Am never bothered by this during the day, where I am able to perform all movements...

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11 years after taking statins I have growing leg pains particularly at night that continue during the day. The only temporary solution is taking Baclafin which helps me sleep but doesn't solve the problem. My GP is offering Oxycodein as an...

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My husband aged 69 had a heart attack 6 years ago, followed by 5 way bypass. He developed vascular disease 2 weeks after surgery. With the harsh pain killers his kidneys were working only 40% With life style changes, exercise and diet he has been healthy after that and his kidneys are working much better than before. The only medication he has been taking for the last 6 years is Plavix and Xyloric. He was on Diovan after the heart attack and after the bypass but we had to discontinue it as his blood pressure was going as low as 85/53. So for the last 6 years his blood pressure has been normal without Diovan. Recently however, his blood pressure has risen to 189-94 etc during the day. In the mornings it is 124-70 etc. His cardiologist put him on Diovan-80 10 days ago. His pressure is 156-94 but at night it goes as low as 88-53. His doctor asked him to take Diovan after breakfast because it goes so low. What can we do to stabilise it? How long does Diovan take to kick in? He is still working as we have our own business.He has borderline diabetes which he keeps in check with alternative therapy.

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I have been scheduled for a CT Guided Liver Biopsy. My history is: diabetic, high blood pressure, angina, vascular disease. I am taking several blood thinners, Ranexa, Asprin, Isosorbide Mono, Prinivil, Zocor. I have not been advised to discontinue use of any of these meds prior to the procedure. Also have not been advised to take any antibiotics/diabetic, prior to procedure. What do you think?

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I look after a 92 year old lady who has had one major stroke every year for the last three years. She has just had another one (her third), and she seems pretty out of it and not really aware of what is going on. She is refusing food although she is on a drip for fluids. I think her heart is quite strong, although she has a vascular disease in her head, plus the scans show she has holes in her brain from the other strokes. How long can she go without food? Currently the doctors are not trying to feed her.

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