How to Know When You Need to See a Vascular Specialist - Peripheral Vascular Associates
How to Know When You Need to See a Vascular Specialist - Peripheral Vascular Associates

How to Know When You Need to See a Vascular Specialist

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Have you ever wondered if you need to see a vascular specialist? We have three easy questions to help you determine if it is time to see a vascular specialist. If you answer Yes to any of the following then it is time to have the conversation with your doctor about your vascular health.

Do you have any of these risk factors?

  • Over 50 years of age
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol level
  • Heart Disease
  • Smoking (current or past)
  • Family history of heart or vascular disease

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

  • Leg pain with walking or at rest
  • Slow or non-healing sores on feet
  • Swelling, tightness or weakness in legs
  • Cold or discolored hands/feet
  • Inability to control movement on one side of the body
  • Temporary vision loss, blurry vision or floating spots
  • Clusters of veins on legs
  • Bulging or painful veins on legs
  • High blood pressure with decreased kidney function

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?

 What is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgery can be defined as a specialty dedicated to circulatory system disorders as they relate to arteries and veins like varicose veins, aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.), and more.

What is a Vascular Surgeons?

A Vascular Surgeon is a doctor who manages arteries and veins throughout the body, but at PVA the Vascular Surgeons are so much more. The technical abilities of the physician are important, but the willingness to invest time into the patients other medical conditions such as cardiac status, renal function, diabetes, cholesterol, and their overall functional status, is critical. At PVA we consider this our obligation in order to do the right thing for the patient, every time.

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Peripheral Vascular Associates is proud to serve the San Antonio community and surrounding areas in vascular disease education, prevention, and treatment for over 43 years. Our vascular specialists are dedicated to helping our patients better understand how we can help them with vascular disease. If you would like more information about vascular health, please contact us or schedule an appointment at 210.237.4444.


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