Diabetes peripheral vascular disease

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Avatar n tn If you know you have peripheral arterial disease, then it may be advisable to have a complete vascular assessment, as other arteries may be involved also Good luck
Avatar n tn It is common in people with high blood pressure, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and high cholesterol. Hence all predisposing factors to TIA should be ruled out like polycythemia vera, sickle cell disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hyperviscosity syndromes, hypertension etc. Generally this can happen several times before an actual stroke happens. This is a warning sign for the body. If you have such episodes, then you must get them evaluated immediately.
Avatar m tn They can also be due to peripheral vascular disease, peripheral arteria disease, vitamin B12 deficiency or malnutrition. Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the symptoms are gone or not. In case the symptoms persist then consult a physician. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn The sensations of pins and tingling are generally due to peripheral neuropathies or vascular pathologies. Hence peripheral vascular pathologies have to be ruled out either by angiograms or by dopplar studies. Nerve conduction studies should be done. Vitamin B12 deficiency too should be looked into.
Avatar f tn Am I the only one who has been fighting peripheral Neuropathy in my feet and no can seem to find the cause, I have had I think every test there is to have to try to figure out whats going on, I am a 39 year old mother of 2 who seem to have to many medical thing going on for my age, I'v been fighting peripheral neuropathy in my feet now for 10+ yrs, I get burning, tingling, acking, in my feet, and the heat is crazy when iver I put any shoes on my feet it feels like the oxigen is being cut off in
Avatar f tn Hello, Decreased sensations in first and second toe can be due to diabetes, hypothyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism. They can also be due to peripheral vascular disease, vitamin B12 deficiency or malnutrition. Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the symptoms are gone or not. In case the symptoms persist then please consult a neurologist as it can be due to some neurological disorder.
Avatar n tn Felt like there was a wedge between big toe and toe next to it. After 4 months, many doctors (GP, podiatrist, vascular, pain clinic, ortho, went for EMG but could not tolerate after 4th needle. Left with excruciating pain and numbness half way up my leg. Dr. that did EMG lost results and report had erroneous information. Was first told I have compressed nerve(s) in foot, then ortho did nerve block which increased pain. Was sent to neurologist. His diagnosis - peripheral neuropathy.
Avatar f tn There are disorders, like Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculopathy or Marie-Charcot-ToothDisease, (and another several dozen) that are disorders solely of peripheral nerve disease. I can give you a page that lists most of the known ones. Many other times the PN is "secondary" to another process such as a deficiency, a metabolic problem (like diabetes), a hormonal problem, an infection, heavy metal poisoning and so on.
Avatar n tn The sensations of pins and tingling (needles) or paresthesia are generally due to peripheral neuropathies or vascular pathologies. Hence peripheral vascular pathologies like deep vein thrombosis have to be ruled out either by angiograms or by dopplar studies. There are several causes for peripheral neuroptahies including diabetes, hypothyroidism, chronic involvement of liver or kidney, chronic alcohol use etc. Hypoparathyroidism too should be looked into apart from hypothyroidism.
Avatar m tn Only known medical condition besides the neuropathy is degenerating discs of the spine. About a week ago I was diagnosed with a mild peripheral neuropathy after months of leg burning around my thighs and calfs, and occassionally my buttock and groin area (both sides affected). Aside from the burning, the only symptoms were muscle twitching and very very rare tingling in my pinky and ring finger on my right hand.
Avatar n tn The sensations of pins and tingling (needles) or paresthesia are generally due to peripheral neuropathies or vascular pathologies. Hence peripheral vascular pathologies like deep vein thrombosis have to be ruled out either by angiograms or by dopplar studies. There are several causes for peripheral neuroptahies including diabetes, hypothyroidism, chronic involvement of liver or kidney, chronic alcohol use etc. Hypoparathyroidism too should be looked into apart from hypothyroidism.
469720 tn?1388149949 Peripheral Vascular Disease and Cardiovascular Disease affects over 12 million people in the US and the most concerning aspect of that high number is that most people are not diagnosed early. Our ability to successfully manage the process is significantly improved when the conditions are diagnosed early. Early identification is improved when the public is informed about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease.
Avatar f tn Hi, The possibility of peripheral neuropathy cannot be ruled out completely because your symptoms are so characteristic. It will help us to know if you have a positive history of smoking. Peripheral vascular diseases are common in smokers and can cause tingling numbness, heaviness, and swelling of limbs. The possibility of nerve impingement also should be ruled out by X ray or CT scan of the spine. It is best advised that you see a neurologist. Good luck!
Avatar f tn Somewhere between 20 and 40% of patients with coronary artery disease also have peripheral artery disease (PAD; plaque in the arteries supplying the legs such as the iliac arteries). As many as half of these, however, will not have symptoms. Risk factors for PAD are similar to those for CAD, however diabetes and smoking are particularly associated. You don't mention if your husband has diabetes, hypertension, or if he smokes, but if so, these risk factors need close attention.
469720 tn?1388149949 instead of a disease prevention model Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD is a subset of Cardiovascular disease.
Avatar f tn The various causes of leg pain are atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis - leg pain on walking (A blood clot in a deep vein), Leriche syndrome (block in abdominal aorta and/or main leg artery), limb ischaemia (low oxygen to limbs), sciatica, spondylitis of lower vertebrae and peripheral vascular disease (arteries of limbs are involved). A color Doppler test will rule out the possibility of involvement of an artery or vein and its blockage by a clot.
Avatar n tn It could be something as simple as a difficiency of a vitamin to something as serious as peripheral vascular disease. You really need to seek your physician's advice. I hope you find an answer soon and are feeling better soon also!
359574 tn?1328364024 Don't smoke or drink. Lousy family history for heart disease. Recent nuclear stress test was fine. High blood pressure controlled by medicine, and Zocor for cholesterol. Frequent urination, including 4-5 times at night. Had a UTI in September, my second ever. Two months ago, the skin on one side of my stomach got numb and tingly. I chalked it up to a long plane ride and jeans digging in my waist, but it hasn't gone away.
469720 tn?1388149949 Get Tested for PAD If You Are over age 50 Have a family history of vascular disease, such as PAD, aneurysm, heart attack or stroke Have high cholesterol and/or high lipid blood test Have diabetes Have ever smoked or smoke now Are overweight Have an inactive lifestyle Have a personal history of high blood pressure, heart disease, or other vascular disease Have trouble walking that involves cramping or tiredness in the muscle with walking or exercising, which is relieved by resting
Avatar f tn Peripheral Vascular Diseases instantly comes to mind reading your symptoms. Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is primarily the result of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). This causes the arteries to become narrower and the walls of the arteries also become stiffer and cannot widen (dilate) to allow greater blood flow when needed.
Avatar f tn The other possibility is peripheral vascular disease. You would need angiogram or color dopplar for this. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar n tn Most likely it is due to your neuropathy which you may have skin hypersensitivity, which walking may increase. Other possibilities include arterial vessel/vascular disease in the lower extremities or due to arthritic changes in the low back. If you have not mentioned this to your local physician, I would do so. Whether or not you return to your usual activities depends on how much pain control you can achieve and how the sensory loss affects your balance when walking.
Avatar n tn Most likely it is due to your neuropathy which you may have skin hypersensitivity, which walking may increase. Other possibilities include arterial vessel/vascular disease in the lower extremities or due to arthritic changes in the low back. If you have not mentioned this to your local physician, I would do so. Whether or not you return to your usual activities depends on how much pain control you can achieve and how the sensory loss affects your balance when walking.
Avatar n tn Most likely it is due to your neuropathy which you may have skin hypersensitivity, which walking may increase. Other possibilities include arterial vessel/vascular disease in the lower extremities or due to arthritic changes in the low back. If you have not mentioned this to your local physician, I would do so. Whether or not you return to your usual activities depends on how much pain control you can achieve and how the sensory loss affects your balance when walking.
Avatar n tn Most likely it is due to your neuropathy which you may have skin hypersensitivity, which walking may increase. Other possibilities include arterial vessel/vascular disease in the lower extremities or due to arthritic changes in the low back. If you have not mentioned this to your local physician, I would do so. Whether or not you return to your usual activities depends on how much pain control you can achieve and how the sensory loss affects your balance when walking.
Avatar n tn There is no retinopathy or thyromegaly. There is no clinical evidence of congestive heart failure or peripheral vascular disease. Laboratory evaluation reveals trace protein on urinalysis, BUN of 14 mg/dl, serum creatinine of 1.2 mg/dl, random serum glucose of 169 mg/dl, normal electrolytes, and normal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels. A 24-h urine collection reveals a urinary albumin excretion rate of 250 mg/day. Does this patient have renal disease? Should his blood pressure be treated?
Avatar f tn If your legs are shivering then this could be due to extreme weakness, cold feet (peripheral neuropathy like in diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, Reynaud’s phenomenon and very cold external temperatures), Vit B12 deficiency, hypothermia or low body temperature, lower spinal nerve compression, anxiety and panic disorder or even due to electrolyte imbalance. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar f tn There are a few possibilities like hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy like in diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, Reynaud’s phenomenon and very cold external temperatures. You do say you live in very cold climate. So keep your legs warm. The other possibility is peripheral vascular disease. You would need angiogram or color dopplar for this. Basically consult a vascular specialist. Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
469720 tn?1388149949 PAD Under-recognized in Women Like heart disease, peripheral arterial disease is under-recognized in women. According to a survey of primary care physicians conducted in 2002, nearly all recognized that older people are more susceptible to PAD, and identified men as being susceptible to PAD. However, they mostly excluded women as likely to have PAD, which is incorrect. The prevalence is actually equal on the diagnostic ABI test.
Avatar f tn It can be due to diabetes, hypothyroidism, peripheral vascular disease, vitamin B12 deficiency, neurological causes or malnutrition. Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the symptoms improve. If the symptoms persist then get the above mentioned possibilities ruled out from a neurologist.