The experts at Advanced Vascular Surgery can provide effective treatment for Atherosclerosis. When normally unobstructed arteries narrow and harden from the buildup of plaque, which is made up of calcium, cholesterol, and fibrous tissue. This causes the blood flow to the legs to decrease, resulting in the legs not receiving the oxygen that they need. Unfortunately, it is possible to suffer from leg artery disease without any noticeable warning signs. Because of this, you can experience serious complications in the future, like limb loss, cardiac arrest, or even a stroke. Our experienced team are experts when it comes to atherosclerosis and PAD treatment, so we can provide you with the treatment necessary to avoid any of these complications. Read further for more information about the symptoms you may experience and some of the treatment options we have available to you.
The first, and most noticeable symptom you may experience is pain, cramping, and/or fatigue in your lower body. You will notice these symptoms more significantly during any strenuous work or exercise. Because this pain usually subsides during periods of rest, it is called, “intermittent claudication.” These symptoms tend to get worse as the atherosclerosis progresses, possibly resulting in extreme pain, numbness, or even a cold sensation in your limbs. Without proper treatment, the condition can worsen, resulting in increased muscle atrophy and possibly gangrene, which would require amputation.
In order to treat atherosclerosis, the simplest option involves lifestyle changes, like eating a healthier diet and exercising regularly. Unfortunately, if your atherosclerosis is too advanced, you may need to start blood thinners, blood pressure, or cholesterol medication to help with the problem. Once the disease has reached a certain point, special procedures may be required to clear the arteries, including angioplasty and stenting or an atherectomy. Our helpful team will need to determine the best course of action for you, based on the progression of the disease and the severity of your symptoms.
Advanced Vascular Surgery are the area’s leading treatment specialists for Atherosclerosis. With more than 22 years of combined experience, our board-certified experts can answer any of the questions you may have about the symptoms you are experiencing and devise the best possible plan of action to make sure you get the treatment you need for a healthier, pain-free life. If you are concerned about your symptoms, call us today and find out how we can assist you.