All About Vascular Disease
Vascular disease refers to any condition that affects the vascular system. While many Americans are familiar with heart disease, not all realize that similar blockages can occur in other areas of the body. Keep reading to learn more about the three most common types of vascular disease the physicians at Vascular & Vein Institute of Siouxland treat.
Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment with Angioplasty
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an incredibly common condition. According to the American Heart Association, peripheral artery disease affects over 8.5 million Americans.
Fortunately, when it comes to peripheral artery disease treatment, mild cases can sometimes be treated with lifestyle changes and/or medication. Lifestyle changes that can be used to treat PAD include quitting smoking, eating healthier, and/or exercising regularly. Most medication management is aimed at mitigating risk factors by lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and/or managing diabetes.