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Preventing Vascular Disease – 2016-17

Why Care About Vascular Disease

Vascular disease includes all conditions that affect the circulatory system. Vascular conditions include diseases that cause damage to the arteries, veins and blood vessels, including Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Varicose Veins, and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA).

Vascular disease is a serious condition, and can affect anyone, at any age, at any time. Known to strike without warning, vascular disease symptoms may not even appear until it’s too late.

Ways to Prevent Vascular Disease

While vascular disease has a lot to do with genetics, there are a variety of things you can do at home to prevent the spread of vascular disease.

  • Quit Smoking – it’s the #1 thing that you can do to prevent Vascular Disease!

  • Control your diabetes
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Check your cholesterol (and treat if needed)
  • Healthy diet and regular exercise

Talk to a Vascular Surgeon Today

Carolina Vascular is home to 5 Board Certified vascular surgeons, each capable of handling the most complex of vascular cases. To learn more about vascular disease or to speak to a vascular surgeon, call us at 919-235-3400 or fill out our online contact form.