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What is Vascular Disease?

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Vascular disease includes any condition that affects the circulatory system. As the heart beats, it pumps blood through a system of blood vessels called the circulatory system. The vessels are elastic tubes that carry blood to every part of the body. Arteries carry blood away from the heart while veins return it. Vascular disease ranges from diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymph vessels to blood disorders that affect circulation.

Arterial and vein diseases are a serious medical condition that only get worse with time if left untreated.

Treatable Conditions at Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center

Vascular conditions, symptoms, and treatments can vary greatly from patient to patient. The experts at Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center can quickly diagnose specific issues, explain available options and help chart a clear path to achieving better vascular health. Dr. Tilara uses the latest medical innovations and technology along with proven therapies to treat each individual patient according to his/her needs. To learn more about treatable conditions at Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center click on a topic below.

Are You at Risk for Vascular Disease?

The conditions listed below are closely linked to vascular disease and should be monitored on a regular basis to prevent further complications.

  • Cigarette smoking
  • Older than age 50
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High-stress lifestyle
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of aneurysms

Vascular Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of vascular disease are most often located in the legs but can also occur in other parts of the body. Monitoring vascular disease symptoms is also very important in order to prevent complications.

  • Leg pain that goes away with rest
  • Numbness of the legs or feet at rest
  • Impotence in men
  • Cold legs or feet
  • Muscle pain in the thighs, calves, or feet
  • Loss of hair on the legs and/or feet
  • Change of color of the legs

Atlanta Vascular and Vein Center is located in Lawrenceville, GA servicing patients living in Metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County and the surrounding communities including Duluth, Dacula, and Grayson. Call 678-878-4555 today to schedule an appointment today.