September is Vascular Disease Awareness Month! By the age of 50, 50% of women and 30% of men are affected by a vein disorder.
What Is Vascular Disease?
Vascular disease is a term used to describe numerous conditions affecting the veins, arteries and small vessels.
Here are just a few examples of vascular diseases:
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Varicose Veins
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Symptoms can vary depending on the blood vessels affected. Coronary Artery Disease may present symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain while PAD can cause swelling, pain or weakness in the extremities. Unfortunately, a serious or even life-threatening event may occur before a patient even knows they have vascular disease as sometimes there are no symptoms.
People are more at risk if they have a family history of vascular disease or have the following:
- High cholesterol
- History of smoking
- Unhealthy diet
How Does Vascular Associates of South Alabama Treat Vascular Disease?
At Vascular Associates of South Alabama, their board-certified physicians are experts in treating patients with vascular disease. While some types can be treated with medications and changes in lifestyle, others may need surgery to restore blood flow. With the addition of their first outpatient endovascular lab in Alabama, complex arterial and venous diseases are treated quickly and comfortably.
If you’re concerned about vascular disease, it’s extremely important to get evaluated. We welcome the opportunity to treat new patients.
Call us at 251-410-8272 to book an appointment today!
Main Office: 1551 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36604
Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM