Peripheral V ular Diseases
Peripheral vascular disease refers to diseases of all blood vessels except the heart and brain. The most common cause of atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries. In general, 5-15 percent of men over 50 years of age have vascular disease that does not lead to complaints. This silent problem carries a risk because it can cause serious problems in the heart due to coronary artery disease.
Leg vascular disease is the most common complaint; walking, running, climbing stairs and resting pain that occurs. Over time, pain occurs at rest. After that, wounds and gangrene are not healed.
What is vascular stiffness?
Atherosclerosis is a progressive condition caused by the adhesion of cholesterol masses to the artery walls. Cholesterol plaque, hardening of the walls of the arteries and narrowing of the cavity in the veins leads to.
Atherosclerosis begins to occur at an early age in the human body; if it is mild or if the vessel is not severely narrowed, it does not cause any symptoms.
Because of the narrowing of the arteries as a result of advanced atherosclerosis, disease can occur in many different organs. Heart attack, stroke, leg pain, wound healing delay and leg ulcers can be counted among these.
Why do legs hurt?
In times of increased oxygen demand, such as exercise, the amount of blood and oxygen sent to the tissues should be increased rapidly. However, this does not happen because of atherosclerosis. A blockage of an artery due to blood clots leads to a sudden lack of oxygen and malnutrition in tissue.