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Are There Any Treatments For Peripheral Vascular Disease – PVD?

Preventing peripheral vascular disease (PVD)  is much easier than treating it.  That is, why your Doctor will stress that you quit smoking, keep your blood pressure and blood glucose (for the diabetics) on target, control your cholesterol and triglycerided, lose weight, and stay active.  Your doctor can prescribe some medications to treat PVD.  Taking an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, so some people think that it might help prevent PVD, too.  Aspirin is not recommended for everyone and can interact with other medication you may be taking, so ask your doctor before you start taking aspirin daily.

If you have intermittent claudication (pain in your calves with walking), you might be asked to walk more.  Usually you are encouraged to walk to the point of pain, pause,  and then walk a little more.  Ask your doctor or podiatrist to give you instructions.  Walking may help stimulate new vessels to grow and this will improve circulation.

We have HICAPS available in our clinic, which means that our patients can claim from their private health fund straight away

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Sutherland, NSW 2232

Tel: 02 9542 3491
Email: info@sutherlandpodiatry.com.au