“Have you ever noticed that sometimes, the hair growth on your legs is less when compared to your hands? Why is that so? In most cases, this could be normal, but sometimes, it could be a symptom of a particular vascular disease.
What is a Vascular Disease?
Vascular disease is a disorder where the blood circulation in the body is affected. Peripheral vascular disease the one which causes the blood vessels and veins outside your brain and heart narrow down or even get blocked.
It is often the case that many nervous disorders go unnoticed, but they keep damaging your system. Hence, a consultation with a doctor can help the diagnosis before damage is irreversible. Visit Sai Sanjeevini Hospitals or book an appointment with our experienced doctors.
The reason why Book An Appointment with a doctor is critical because without proper diagnosis, it is difficult and risky to treat the condition affecting the nerves in your body, causing clots. The plaque which gets deposited in the nerves is the primary cause of this particular disease. But what causes the plaque to form?
- Emotional stress
- Physical stress
- Operating vibrating tools and machinery
- Working or living in cold temperatures
Now, it should be understood that sometimes, your blood vessels might experience a change in their structures. Known as organic peripheral vascular disease, the causes would include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Treatments of Peripheral Vascular Diseases:
The question is, is there a treatment?
Peripheral Vascular Disease is a dangerous, yet very common condition, globally. According to statistics, in a year, 1 in 1 lakh people die due to this disease. However, treatment options for this disease are not only available, but also highly effective.
The main aim of the treatment is to control the spread of the disease to other parts of the body and along with that, to help the patient manage the pain and the symptoms as well.
The treatments of Peripheral Vascular Disease are:
Lifestyle Changes: One of the most important measures of treatment is to inculcate lifestyle changes in your daily life. If you do not exercise, START immediately. Also along with exercise, it is also important to maintain a right diet. Go to a doctor and get a diet chart done and then comes the most important step of all – follow the diet chart. If you smoke, quit or at least start reducing. Smoking reduces the blood flow in vessels and can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Medication: If you or your doctor thinks that the lifestyle changes are not enough, there are medications which will help you once your doctor feels the need to prescribe them. There are medicines for increasing blood flow in the veins and also other medications to reduce the blood clotting in the arteries. Medicines to lower high blood pressure and lower high cholesterol are needed to ensure that the arteries and vessels are not in too much pressure.
Surgery: This is the last stage of treatment if lifestyle changes and medication doesn’t work. It is important to consult with a doctor so that an Angioplasty can be done if the arteries are heavily blocked.
Prevention better than cure:
Even though there are treatments for curing peripheral vascular disease, it doesn’t mean you can take your health for granted and then treat it as you like.
It is also equally important to prevent diseases as much as possible including peripheral vascular disease and here are some ways of doing so:
- Avoiding smoking
- Controlling blood sugar level if you have diabetes
- Exercise 30 minutes a day. Set a fitness goal for yourself and see how much you can do.
- Healthy diet low in saturated fats such as cheese.
- Keeping weight at an adequate level.
Some diseases or most of them do not tell you when they happen. They just come, wreck your system and leave it to start all over again. But if there are ways to prevent a disease as serious as peripheral vascular disease, shouldn’t you take it? Consult our Team of Doctors and surgeons who are vascular specialists and get checked.
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ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
Sai Sanjeevini Multi Specialty Hospitals, a unit of Singapanga Healthcare Pvt. Ltd has been providing health services to the people in need for the last 14 years. This health care organisation combines practical, proven research, cutting edge procedures and state-of-the-art treatment to produce excellent medical and lifestyle outcome for our patients. Our hospital and medical staff provide innovative medical care in a friendly, compassionate, community environment conducive to patient recuperation in a family atmosphere
About The Doctor
Dr. Anjaiah is a reputed Orthopedic Doctor in Hyderabad with an experience of 22 years in this field. Dr. Anjaiah practices at Sai Sanjeevini Hospitals in Kothapet, Hyderabad. He completed MBBS from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in 1991 and MS – Orthopaedics from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad in 1994. All his patients trust him with their bones and also their lives. So Book your Appointment now.