Top Artery & Vein Diseases To Avoid

Your circulatory system is arguably one the most important biological systems when it comes to your body’s ability to function properly and perpetuate. While it’s true that each system could not function without the support of the others, it is your circulatory system that provides each organ in your body with the necessary oxygen and nutrients to do their job in the first place. Because of this, it is especially important to take care of your vascular health by avoiding these dangerous artery and vein diseases as best you can.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is most commonly seen in the legs and occurs when the blood running through a deep vein forms a clot. While DVT is often caused by genetics and blood clotting disorders, sitting for long periods of time without ample movement can also be at fault.

A pulmonary embolism (PE) can occur as a dangerous, and potentially deadly complication of untreated DVT. This happens when a blood clot dislodges and travels to the lungs, causing a clog that limits the amount of oxygen in the blood. This can have extremely dangerous effects on your body and organs as a whole.

Atherosclerosis is a condition that increases blood pressure due to a buildup of plaque in the veins and arteries. As the veins harden, the passageway for blood to flow through narrows. If left untreated, atherosclerosis can lead to other forms of vascular disease, and in extreme cases, a heart attack or stroke.

Varicose veins are often looked at as a cosmetic issue, but can pose serious health risks as well. These bulging, purple, ropelike veins occur when vein valves break or malfunction, causing blood to pool and veins to swell. The effects are unsightly, and can often be very painful as well.

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