Peripheral Vascular Disease
By Virginia Mercier
As a result of PVD, people experience pain in the affected area, discoloration, cold feet, and even stroke or gangrene. If not properly treated, the specific area of the body that the PVD most affects will begin to die. Although all of these symptoms seem easy to detect, many people with PVD do not have specific symptoms to detect the disease.
Risks include those of most cardiovascular diseases:
- Family history of the disease
- Being at an age older than 50
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Eat healthily
- Do not smoke
- Maintain healthy weight
- Exercise for 20-30 minutes regularly
- Control blood pressure and cholesterol
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