Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease is known as vein occlusion. This disease occurs suddenly in the body and heals late. This disease causes blood clots in the veins. Blood that can not reach the heart causes the feet to swell.
What Are Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms?
- Pain in foot and
- Swelling of feet
- Numbness of the legs and feet
- Feeling of coldness in feet
- Feeling of weakness in legs
- Color changes in feet
- Thickening of the toenails
Risk Groups of Peripheral Vascular Disease
- This disease is more common in men than in women
- Age over 70
- To smoke
- Obesity patients
Surgical Treatment in Peripheral Artery Disease
Surgical methods; Peripheral bypass and peripheral endarterectomy. With the peripheral bypass surgery, the blood flow is regained. In the peripheral endarterectomy , the plaque layer that blocks the blood flow of the veins in the arms and legs is cleaned.