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Peripheral Vascular Disease - Symptoms

A A A Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a circulation disorder that causes narrowing of blood vessels to parts of the body other than the brain and heart. Causes of peripheral vascular disease include peripheral artery disease due to atherosclerosis, blood clots, diabetes, inflammation of the arteries, infection, injury, and structural defects of the blood vessels. Risk factors for peripheral vascular disease include family history of premature heart attacks or strokes, age over 50 years, being overweight or obese, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high blood LDL cholesterol (the "bad cholesterol"), high blood triglycerides and low blood HDL (the "good cholesterol"). Symptoms of peripheral vascular disease in the legs are dull, cramping pain in one or both calves, thighs, or hips when walking, called intermittent claudication. Other symptoms of peripheral vascular disease include buttock pain, numbness or tingling in the legs, a sore on a leg or a foot that will not heal, one or both legs or feet feel cold or change color (pale, bluish, dark reddish), Tests to diagnose peripheral vascular disease include the ankle/ Continue reading >>

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  1. Yoboney

    Hello, I am supposed to get an A1C tomorrow and I was not told if I have to fast or not? My Fasting blood glucose has been normal but I think the A1C may be helpful. Thanks
    Brad

  2. Hammer

    No you don't need to fast before an A1c test. The test measures the amount of glucose in your system over a 3 month period, not how much is in your system when they do the test, so don't worry about fasting.

  3. Yoboney

    Hammer said:

    No you don't need to fast before an A1c test. The test measures the amount of glucose in your system over a 3 month period, not how much is in your system when they do the test, so don't worry about fasting.
    Thanks. I appreciate the helpful info. I always hear about this test. I hope it gives me some informative input.
    Brad

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