Vascular diseases are conditions that affect the blood vessels — arteries and veins — that carry blood throughout the body. Our vascular disease screenings can help detect different vascular problems and help determine treatment.
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Vascular disease that affects the arteries is most often caused by atherosclerosis, a process resulting from a buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) on the inner lining of the arteries. As the buildup progresses, blood flow can become restricted or the artery may dilate and become aneurysmal.
Narrowing or blockages of arteries can occur in the arteries near the heart (cardiovascular disease), or in arteries farther from the heart, such as those in the arms, legs and the brain.
The most common forms of vascular disease are abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), carotid artery disease, and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) — all serious and life-threatening, often occurring "silently" without any symptoms. That's why early detection and treatment are crucial.
Are you suffering from painful swollen, ropey veins on your legs? Our free-of-charge varicose vein screenings provide an examination of the lower legs for venous insufficiency.
Symptoms of varicose veins may include vague discomfort and aching in the legs, especially after standing; and fatigue
Varicose veins are blood vessels, usually in the legs, that become permanently dilated (widened) and twisted. They may include superficial veins, deep veins and veins that connect superficial and deep veins.
The signs of varicose veins are enlarged, disfiguring, snakelike, bluish veins which are visible under the skin upon standing; they appear most often in the back of the calf or on the inside of the leg from ankle to groin.