What is Vascular Disease?
Vascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the veins and arteries of the body. It includes a range of diseases, including peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, and stroke. Vascular diseases can cause severe symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and vision problems. In this blog post we will discuss the types of vascular diseases and their associated symptoms. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which plaque builds up in the walls of the blood vessels that supply blood to your legs and feet.
This can cause blockages that reduce or stop blood flow to these areas. Symptoms include leg pain when walking (claudication), numbness or tingling in your feet or legs, coldness in your lower legs and feet compared to other parts of your body, discoloration or sores on your toes or feet that won’t heal. Carotid Artery Disease – Carotid artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in two major arteries on either side of the neck that supply oxygen–rich blood to the brain. If these arteries become blocked due to plaque buildup it can reduce or stop blood flow to certain parts of the brain which increases risk for stroke.
Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, vision problems as well as stroke–like symptoms like difficulty speaking/understanding language (aphasia) and weakness on one side of your body (hemiparesis). Stroke – A stroke occurs when an artery supplying oxygenated blood to part of the brain becomes blocked due to an obstruction such as a clot or bleeding inside an artery wall (cerebral hemorrhage). The lack of oxygenated blood can damage cells in an area causing paralysis on one side depending on where it occurs in relation to brain structures responsible for movement control.
Stroke symptoms include sudden weakness/numbness on one side of face/body/arm/leg; confusion; slurred speech; visual disturbances; sudden severe headache with no known cause; loss consciousness; difficulty walking/balance problems among others signs depending on severity level which are all emergency situations requiring immediate medical care! Vascular diseases are serious conditions with potentially life–threatening consequences if not properly treated timely therefore if you experience any type symptoms please contact you health care provider immediately!