Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate warns about peripheral vascular disease, which manifests itself with pain in the legs when walking on the road or even when resting in time, which occurs due to occlusion in the leg arteries. The disease, which is 5 times more common in men than in women, reaches 70 percent in people over the age of 30 in Turkey.
Do you feel pain in your legs while walking on the road, or do you experience pain in your feet or calves while doing sports? Do you feel the need to stop because of this pain during walking? Peripheral vascular disease, popularly known as showcase disease, can progress with these symptoms because people with this disease often feel the need to stop and usually wait for the pain to pass in front of the showcase. Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate draws attention to the fact that peripheral vascular disease affecting the arteries in the legs can cause life-threatening problems if not treated.
The disease, which is 5 times more common in men than in women, reaches 70 percent in Turkey over the age of 30. Emphasizing that peripheral vascular disease increases with advancing age, Abdi İbrahim Otsuka Medical Directorate states that the disease can occur in conditions such as cigarette-alcohol consumption, diabetes and fatty diet.
The risk factors that trigger the disease, which are around 10 percent in adult men, are:
- Smoking and diabetes
- Genetic disposition: Family history of atherosclerosis-related disease
- a still life
- High levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Low levels of good cholesterol in the blood.
- High blood pressure (hypertension) or a family history of hypertension.
- chronic kidney failure
- Overweight or obesity
It is recommended that people who feel pain in their legs during short-distance walks, have pain even during rest, and have symptoms such as coldness and pallor in their legs and feet, should definitely see a cardiovascular surgeon.