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vascular disease

Vascular disease is a broad term that includes a number of diseases affecting the arteries, veins, or small vessels. At Vascular Associates of South Alabama, we have skilled vascular specialists with significant experience in diagnosing and treating vascular disease in patients from Mobile and Baldwin Counties and surrounding areas. Our doctors are specifically trained to treat all aspects of vascular diseases using the most up to date, minimally invasive techniques and/or traditional surgical methods best tailored to each patient's specific needs. They use advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques to provide custom care options based on each patient’s individual needs.

What are the symptoms of Vascular disease?

The symptoms associated with vascular disease can vary depending on the blood vessels that are affected. 

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease causes symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease causes symptoms like pain, weakness, or numbness in a leg or arm or swelling in a hand or foot. 

Sometimes, vascular diseases cause no symptoms until a serious and even life-threatening event like a heart attack or a stroke occurs. That’s why being evaluated for vascular disease is an important part of staying healthy, especially as you get older or have risk factors. Vascular Associates of South Alabama provides comprehensive vascular evaluations to find and treat vascular disease as early as possible. 


Am I at risk of Vascular Disease?

Vascular disease tends to occur more commonly among people with a family history or among those with the following risk factors:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • History of smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Some genetic disorders


How Does Vascular Associates of South Alabama Treat Vascular Disease?

The physicians at Vascular Associates of South Alabama are experienced in a variety of treatment techniques to give our patients the best possible care. Some types of vascular disease improve with lifestyle changes and medications. When symptoms are severe, intervention or surgery may be needed to restore blood flow. Our vascular specialists are trained in minimally invasive, innovative procedures as well as surgical techniques to treat your vascular disease in a method that is personally tailored to each patient. 

Each patient is different, so it’s important to schedule an evaluation with a vascular expert at Vascular Associates of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama or one of our locations near you. Your physician will determine the best and most appropriate treatment based on your individual needs. 

We welcome the opportunity to treat new patients in South Alabama and surrounding areas. For your convenience, our practice accepts most major medical insurance plans. 

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