The blood vessels in a person’s body such as arteries, veins, capillaries all are collectively known as the vascular system. These blood vessels are responsible for carrying blood from heart to any part of our organ for their proper function. Arteries carry oxygenated blood from the heart to all parts of the body such as brain and other vital organs. Veins carry the impure blood again to the heart. Vascular disease is caused due to the abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Any problems affecting the vascular system can lead to severe medical consequences, including disability or death. A proper diagnosis and a regular check-up have to be maintained regularly for this problem. The major cause for these disease are due to our food habits and due to lack of exercise and the stressful environment we are in during our work. People now a day skip their foods which are healthy and less fat and they prefer to eat foods such as junk foods and fast food where they use many flavored items for giving a great taste and they add more oil despite thinking of people’s health. As these foods contains a lot of fats these fats will slowly deposit on the vascular tubes where the bloods are supplied to the organs and they slowly close the vessels day by day as the days are processing and they leads to vascular disease. Without proper food and proper exercise these will lead to cardiac arrest which means blocking of blood vessels where the blood flows from heart to other organs which makes our heart to stop its functions. If this disease is founded initially it can be recognized and can be cured by using bypass surgery where the block will be removed by the doctor and if the disease is not found in its early stage then later stage may cause severe problem which will in turn leads to dead.
The following must see the vascular specialist
- Asymptomatic aortic aneurysm or dissection of the chest, abdomen or pelvis
- Symptomatic neck (carotid) artery narrowing
- Pain in calf or thigh when walking (claudicating pain due to artery narrowing)
- Congenital vascular malformations of face, limbs and body
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure or kidney failure with evidence of kidney artery narrowing
- Ulcers or skin changes due to varicose veins.
- Pain on the left shoulder or on the left arm.