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What is Vascular Disease?

In short, it’s any condition that affects your circulatory system, or system of blood vessels – which include your veins, arteries, lymph vessels and even blood disorders that impact circulation. While anyone can develop these conditions, it’s most common in older adults, impacting 50% of men & 30% of women by age 50. And the associated costs, in terms of pain, potential disability and medical treatment, are significant.

While not all vascular diseases have the same risk factors, some common ones include:

  • Diabetes

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Smoking

  • High blood pressure

  • Obesity

  • Lack of exercise

Some of the early signs to look out for include:

  • Persistent leg pain/cramping

  • Non-healing wounds on your legs or feet

  • Swelling or discoloration of your legs, ankles and feet

  • Abdominal pain & digestive issues

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact your medical provider immediately. They will prescribe a series of tests to help determine your diagnosis and severity. This may include a vascular ultrasound or doppler ultrasound, which uses sound waves to examine blood flow patterns in your blood vessels. It’s a noninvasive test that helps to identify the source by creating a color map of your blood vessels.

However, when you’re in significant pain, or if you have transportation & mobility difficulties, sometimes getting to a brick-and-mortar radiology facility can prove difficult – even when lifesaving tests are needed. In these instances, call on Mas Imaging Portable Radiology to schedule your ultrasound or doppler study right in the comfort of your own home! Our certified technologists will come to your home – on your schedule! – and perform the exam while you enjoy the comfort of your couch or bed.

Learn more about our unique line of services and how we work to provide you with hospital-quality radiology scans from the convenience of your home!

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