Unique Vascular Diseases You Probably Never Heard About

NG Vascular Endovascular Doctors

Exploring the possibility of having a vascular disease is not always easy, and sometimes it can uncover some unique conditions that you might not even expect to have. Knowing about them, however, and ensuring that you can have them diagnosed in time, could be essential to your health depending on the specific symptoms that you might be experiencing.  Seeing an endovascular specialist like NG Vascular quickly can be very beneficial in getting treatments to help.


Below are some of the more unique diseases your endovascular specialist might warn you about:


  1. Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD): FMD is a rare condition that affects the arteries, causing abnormal cell growth and narrowing of the blood vessels. This can lead to reduced blood flow and hypertension.
  2. Buerger’s Disease: Also known as Thromboangiitis Obliterans, this disease primarily affects the small and medium-sized arteries and veins in the arms and legs. It’s often associated with tobacco use and can lead to tissue damage and gangrene.
  3. Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST): CVST is a blood clot in the cerebral venous sinuses, which are responsible for draining blood from the brain. Symptoms can include severe headaches and neurological issues.
  4. Popliteal Artery Entrapment Syndrome (PAES): PAES occurs when the muscles and tendons in the calf compress the popliteal artery, affecting blood flow to the lower leg. It’s more common in young, active individuals.
  5. Sneddon Syndrome: This rare vascular disorder is characterized by skin changes (livedo reticularis) and recurrent strokes due to blood vessel inflammation and damage.
  6. Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome: A condition characterized by multiple venous malformations, leading to blue or purple bleb-like growths on the skin and internal organs. It can cause pain and bleeding.
  7. Takayasu’s Arteritis: An autoimmune disease that mainly affects the aorta and its major branches. It can lead to vessel inflammation, stenosis, and reduced blood flow to various organs.

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