Many people in Mansfield TX currently suffer from cardiovascular and heart issues, and that number is growing steadily. Significant hurdles in the fight have been a lack of awareness, and not enough attention is devoted to routine checkups from a qualified doctor.
It is essential that people become aware of these issues so that they can prevent them, but that also means getting people to go to the doctor regularly and not just when they are sick. However, when you do notice plaque build-up signs and other situations, what are your options? At Total Vascular Wellness, we understand these concerns and help you choose a peripheral artery treatment that fits your needs.
Tests for Peripheral Artery Disease
In most cases, we perform a physical exam and check for signs of a weakened pulse, which can indicate low blood pressure. Low blood pressure happens when blood flow is obstructed, which happens because of plaque buildup.
An ankle-brachial index test can also be performed, which compares the blood pressure in your arm and ankle. Further testing may be required if we notice a problem.
Ultrasounds and angiographies are two ways to determine the issue’s stage and what action should be taken. Once we have this information, we can recommend treatment.
In most cases, we prefer to start with noninvasive treatments, such as medications to lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, lower high blood pressure, and prevent blood clots.
However, if these medications don’t work, artery surgery may be required, which can include Bypass and angioplasty, as well as thrombolytic therapy. We are happy to discuss these options with you and help you understand them better before starting any treatment plan.
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