Are headaches associated with peripheral artery disease?
No. Peripheral artery disease refers to vascular disease involving the peripheral circulation, which is distant from the heart (i.e., arms and legs), not the head, which would be considered central circulation.
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Ideally to get more information about any potential risk you may want to consider health screening and talking to your primary health physician. I found out that there is preventive screening for peripheral artery disease.
One of the major causes of peripheral arterial disease in the developed world is diabetes mellitus. This condition, if blood glucose levels are not well controlled, is associated with peripheral arterial disease which characteristically effects the kidneys and the retina of the eye. Damage to the micro-circulation occurs as well as disease of the larger vessels. Such processes lead to damage of the peripheral nerves, leading to anaesthesia (total numbness). Elevated serum levels of LDL-Cholesterol…
Diagnosis code 443 in general terms is for "other peripheral vascular disease". With the addition of a 4th or 5th digit (if available), the diagosis becomes more and more specific. Diagnosis code 443.9 is for "peripheral vascular disease, unspecified". In this category is intermittent claudication NOS; spasm of artery--excluding atherosclerosis of the arteries of the extremities or a spasm of cerebral artery; and finally Peripheral: angiopathy NOS or vascular disease NOS.
This includes any disease that affects your circulatory system. Peripheral artery disease, Aneurysm (most common is Aorta), Renal artery disease, Raynaud's disease, Buerger's disease, Peripheral venous disease, Vericose veins, Venous blood clots, Deep vein thrombosis, Pulmonary thrombosis, and Chronic venous insufficiency. reference: Gerrard J. Tortora, Bryan Derrickson, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, (John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 2009). pp. 703-773.
exercise 1. Being a smoker puts you at an increase by almost 4 times compared to non smokers for peripheral artery disease. 2. Having a family history of stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease put you at higher risk for peripheral artery disease. 3. Those that are considered obese (25 or more Body Mass Index-BMI) are more prone to developing heart disease. 4. Having diabetes mellitus puts you at risk for developing…