Numbness in Hands and Feet


Dear Readers, Today the topic is What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?, Symptoms, Causes, precautions and Some steps to follow to get rid of this disease. Major disease of arteries is Peripheral Vascular Disease(PVD). The arteries becomes smaller or completely blocked. Men suffer from this disease than women. American heart association revealed that 10% patients shows symptoms of intermittent claudication (rise of spasm), 40% don’t feel pain in leg and rest 50% show different symptoms.

Numbness in Hands and Feet
Numbness in Hands and Feet

The research of scientist show that Peripheral Vascular Disease depends on age. Men and women above the age of 40 suffer from this disease PVD. 30% of Peripheral Vascular Disease people have the risk of heart attack.

What is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Peripheral Vascular Disease means in the limbs, blood carried by veins become narrow which result in the flow of the blood is obstructed. The main cause of this disease is smoking. Some other causes are high cholesterol,  obesity, hypertension and sedentary life style.

Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms

The fat gets deposited along with the wall of arteries in this disease, which obstructs the blood flowing to the tissues of feet and hands. The patient feels pain and tiredness in legs and hips in the initial stage, while walking or climbing stairs.

Some other symptoms are numbness, pain, strain and heaviness in legs muscles. There is more blood flow in the muscles while doing physical work. Muscles won’t get enough blood flowing due to arteries block.

When the patient rest the pain goes away as during rest time muscles do not require much blood flow. That is the reason patient feel pain while doing physical work. The patient feels pain even when in rest due to the disease advanced.

Peripheral Vascular Disease Causes

Peripheral Vascular Disease have the risk for those who are suffering from hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or people with high quantity of lipid in their blood. The veins are blocked due to blood clotting. Smokers also have the risk of Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Precautions  for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Curb tobacco consumption

Control hyper lipidymia and hypertension

Need to eat more fiber food

Need to stop cigarettes smoking, the disease will advance if the smoking not stopped and it is risk to life as the danger of death will increase.

Peripheral Vascular Disease patients have the risk of ischemia. If Peripheral Vascular Disease following with pain in shoulders and throat, giddiness, vanishing control on one self, then should not be lax in these cases.

Steps to Follow for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Stop smoking

Follow exercise regularly

Take care of hands and feet

Eat less oily and good nutritious food

Control blood pressure

Note: If any serious health problem please consult to your doctor immediately. The above tips should be followed Under the guidance of your health-care practitioner.

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