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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Treatment & Diagnosis

Peripheral Vascular Disease Evaluation & Treatment at our Clinic In Chicago, IL

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) robs the organs and tissues of your body with oxygen-rich blood. At our clinic in Chicago, the team of specialists at Healwell Primary Care perform comprehensive evaluation to diagnose for peripheral vascular disease to avoid complications, such as decreased mobility. Make a call or schedule an appointment online for PVD evaluation & treatment in Chicago.

What is peripheral vascular Disease?

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a persistent condition that hinders healthy blood circulation. Atherosclerosis — where plaque adheres to wall of the artery -is the most prevalent reason for PVD. As time passes atherosclerosis causes the walls to become stiff, hard and weaken, limiting blood flow. The organs, limbs and tissues require oxygen-rich blood to flourish.

A thorough evaluation and diagnosis of PVD is crucial for avoiding complications like slow healing injuries, limb loss and stroke. Healwell Primary Care is a modern clinic in Chicago, IL, that offers on-site testing to assess the risk of peripheral vascular disorder. The team utilizes cutting-edge technology to identify your condition.

Female Doctor doing PVD Diagnosis of patient

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What is the reason For peripheral vascular Disease Evaluation?

Peripheral vascular diseases usually cause absence of symptoms in the early stages. A thorough examination will be your only chance to determine whether you suffer from the condition. The medical team might recommend the need for an assessment if you’ve got the risk factors for peripheral vascular diseases, like hypertension or high cholesterol (high blood pressure).
They can also conduct an assessment if you have:

If you don’t undergo a thorough evaluation and the proper treatment for peripheral vascular disease, it could cause the development of gangrene (dead tissues) and restrict your mobility.

What happens when you undergo a pVD Diagnosis?

When you show up for your peripheral vascular disease assessment the medical team goes over the medical history of you and then performs an examination. The next step is to request tests like:

Blood work

Examining your blood for high amounts of glucose (sugar) and cholesterol may aid in detecting high cholesterol and diabetes both of which increase the chance of developing PVD.

Index of the Ankle and Brachial (ABI)

An ABI examines the blood pressure of different parts of your body, including the ankle and arm. The team could use this test in conjunction with an exercise screen, taking your blood pressure prior to and after you walk on the treadmill.

Doppler ultrasound

A Doppler ultrasound monitors blood flow to identify blocked arterial blood vessels. It can also assist in determining the extent to which your arteries have been becoming narrower.

The team collaborates with you to establish the kinds of tests needed to determine the cause and treatment of PVD.

Contact Healwell Primary Care or schedule an appointment today online for PVD treatment & diagnosis in Chicago, IL.

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