Peripheral venous disease (PVD) is a slow, progressive circulation disorder that involves disease in any of the blood vessels outside the heart or in the lymph vessels.
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Peripheral venous disease (PVD) is a slow, progressive circulation disorder that involves disease in any of the blood vessels outside the heart or in the lymph vessels. Many other conditions are associated with peripheral venous disease, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, and chronic venous insufficiency.
The most common cause of PVD is atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque inside the artery wall, which reduces blood flow and decreases oxygen available to your tissue. Other causes may include leg or arm trauma, irregular muscular or ligament anatomy and infection.
Half the people diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease don’t have any symptoms.
Common PVD symptoms may include:
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, consult a vascular surgeon at UPMC for an accurate diagnosis.
Treatment will be determined by your physician and can vary by age, overall health, medical history, extent of condition or symptoms. Treatment may include:
UPMC offers comprehensive care to treat vascular conditions, including peripheral venous disease, in Williamsport, Pa.