Arterial insufficiency can lead to an increased likelihood you suffer a heart attack or stroke. Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. David Naar at Premier Vein Clinic helps patients in the Cuyahoga County of Ohio who suffer from arterial insufficiency such as peripheral artery disease through the use of medications, minimally invasive interventions,surgeries, and lifestyle changes. If you’ve experienced weakness or numbness in your legs, calf buttock or thigh pain while walking, pain during sleep, coldness in part of your body but not others, or other signs of arterial insufficiency, make an appointment with Dr. Naar today by calling the office directly or using online booking.
Arterial insufficiency refers to any condition that restricts or stops the flow of blood in your tissue cells.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common type of arterial insufficiency that occurs when your arteries narrow due to accumulated plaque. PAD most commonly occurs in your legs, but can also afflict your arms and head, as well as other areas of the body.
Common symptoms of PAD include:
PAD is relatively easy to diagnose, and Dr. Naar uses various tests to diagnose it. These include:
Dr. Naar treats PAD using a combination of lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and improving your diet, as well as utilizing medical treatments. He may prescribe blood pressure medication or cholesterol-lowering medication to regulate the flow of blood in your body.
As a highly skilled vascular surgeon, Dr. Naar may also turn to surgical techniques if more conservative measures fail to treat your PAD. These surgical interventions include:
Dr. Naar tailors your treatment based on your unique situation and specific needs.
Numerous factors increase your risk of developing PAD, including:
If you suspect you may have an arterial insufficiency like PAD, don’t wait to see Dr. Naar. Call Premier Vein Clinic or use online booking to schedule your consultation today.