PVD as it is commonly known is blood circulation health issue. Its other name is Peripheral Arterial Disease. The disorder has great effect on blocking the functions of blood vessels outside the heart and brain which makes them narrow or spasm. It occurs mainly in arteries and veins circulating blood all over the body. This makes the blood circulation through the arteries to decrease leading to several health issues.
The prominent causes for the occurrence of PVD:
- Presence of high cholesterol in the blood.
- Inactivity or bed ridden.
- Smoking continuously.
- Have recently suffered from cardiovascular diseases or stroke.
- Suffer kidney ailments.
- High blood pressure.
- Family history of PVD.
- Old age.
- Lethargic lifestyle or indulging in drugs.
The supply of blood and oxygen affects the blood vessels present in arms, legs, stomach, intestine and kidney. This happens due to narrowing of the blood vessels leading to decrease of blood flow to the body parts. It leads to Arteriosclerosis hardening of arteries. Finally, plaques form in vessels and block the flow of blood and oxygen. In the final stage, you can see blood clots resulting in blocking of the artery. If left untreated, it can affect the body parts. Thus, you need to note the indications of PVD presence in your body.
Signs of PVD
- Feeling of tiredness continues as the supply of blood becomes limited.
- There is cramping in legs and feet at any time as the blood circulation is blocked. Mainly the pain and cramps are felt while lying on the bed.
- The person’s legs and arms begin to turn reddish blue or become pale as there is limited blood reaching the veins.
- The wounds of any part of the body stop healing.
- Toe nails start to turn bluish, harden and may be painful.
- The body muscles start to become numb and heavy.
There are two types of PVD needed to be treated by skilled medical physician.
- Functional PVD – This means, there aren’t any damage to your blood vessels. The symptoms are because of malfunctioning of brain signals and temperature changes in the body.
- Organic PVD – This mainly happens due to structural change of blood vessels, inflammation, plaques and tissue damage.
To get good effective treatment for peripheral vascular disease (PVD), try to get medical attention as soon as possible in the earlier stages of the ailment.