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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Treatment & Evaluation

PVD Treatment & Diagnosis Services Offered In Live Oak, Stone Oak And Southside, San Antonio, Schertz And New Braunfels, Tx

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) deprives your body’s tissues and organs of oxygen-rich blood. At Hillside Primary Care Clinic, with convenient locations in Stone Oak, Southside, and North Star neighborhoods of San Antonio, as well as in Castle Hills, New Braunfels, Schertz, and Live Oak, Texas, Dr. Derin Patel and our team of specialists provide expert PVD evaluation and treatment. We perform comprehensive evaluations and diagnosis for PVD, ensuring you receive the best care to prevent complications such as reduced mobility. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about our PVD treatment and specialist services at our clinics in San Antonio.

What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a chronic disorder that prevents healthy blood circulation. Atherosclerosis — when plaque sticks to the artery walls — is the most common cause of PVD. Over time, atherosclerosis causes the walls to harden, stiffen, and weaken, restricting blood flow. Your organs, limbs, and tissues need oxygen-rich blood to thrive.

Proper evaluation & diagnosis of PVD is essential to prevent complications like slow-healing wounds, limb loss, and stroke. Hillside Primary Care is a state-of-the-art clinic in San Antonio and nearby areas, offering onsite testing services to evaluate your risk for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Our specialist team uses advanced technology to diagnose your condition, ensuring accurate and efficient care.

Why Might I Need A Peripheral Vascular Disease Evaluation?

Peripheral vascular disease often causes no symptoms early on. A comprehensive evaluation is the only way to know if you have the condition. Our team of PVD specialists may recommend an evaluation if you have risk factors for peripheral vascular disease, such as high cholesterol or hypertension (high blood pressure).

They may also perform an evaluation if you experience:

  • Slow-healing wounds in the legs or feet
  • Numbness or heaviness in the limbs
  • Shiny skin on the extremities
  • Cold, brittle skin
  • Pain or burning in the toes
  • Thickened toenails
  • Red or blue discoloration in the limbs

Without a full evaluation and proper treatment, peripheral vascular disease can lead to gangrene (dead tissue) and limit your mobility.

What Happens During A Peripheral Vascular Disease Evaluation?

When you arrive for your peripheral vascular disease evaluation, the team reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. Next, they order tests such as:

Blood work

Testing your blood for high levels of glucose (sugar) and cholesterol can help detect diabetes and high cholesterol, two conditions that raise your risk of PVD.

Ankle-brachial index (ABI)

An ABI tests the blood pressure in different areas of your body: the arm and ankle. The team may combine this test with an exercise screening, measuring your blood pressure before and after walking on a treadmill.

Doppler ultrasound

A Doppler ultrasound tracks blood flow to detect blocked arteries. It can also help determine whether your arteries are narrowing.

The team at our clinics works with you to determine the types of tests you need to diagnose and treat PVD in San Antonio, TX.

Call Hillside Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today for PVD diagnosis & treatment.

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