An aneurysm is an artery that has grown to more than one-and-a-half time the normal size. The aorta is the largest artery in the body that begins at the heart and give off branches to all the major organs of the body.
Carotid Artery Disease
The carotid arteries are the pulsatile structures on either side of the neck which supply the preponderance of blood flow to the brain. Narrowing or blockages of these arteries are a significant cause of most strokes, and therefore prevention, diagnosis and treatment are very important.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
A deep venous thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that occurs in any of the deep veins of the body. There are many causes of DVT, including surgery, certain medications, prolonged immobilization, and inherited blood disorders.
Lumbar Disk Disease
Lumbar disc disease is the drying out of the spongy interior matrix of an intervertebral disc in the spine. As the discs become diseased they can extrude, or herniate, out of their space between the bony vertebrae.
Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is due to inadequate perfusion of the abdominal organs (small and large bowels) from blockages that develop in the arteries secondary to hardening of arteries or arteriosclerosis.
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) (PAD)
Do you have cramping in your calves when you walk? Do you have pain in your feet that wakes you up at night? If you have a wound on your foot that is slow to heal, you may have a blockage in your arteries that bring blood flow to your legs.
If your doctor is struggling to control your blood pressure on multiple medications you may have blockages in the arteries that feed blood to your kidneys. When the kidneys do not get enough blood, they release substances into the blood stream that cause elevated blood pressure.
Veins are the blood vessels that return blood from the body to the heart. When the valves in the leg veins stop working properly, blood refluxes down the legs, causing swelling and pain from leaking veins.