Peripheral Vascular Disease

Also known as Peripheral arterial disease (PAD or PVD) and as the name implies it is a condition involving the peripheral arteries.
Most commonly seen in arteries of the legs but also occurs in the arms.The arteries are narrowed or occluded by atherosclerotic plaques (deposited lipids).

Risk factors would be,
• Hypercholestrolemia
• Hypertension
• Diabetes
• Smoking

Narrowing of the arteries results in decreased blood supply to the muscles and the patient typically complains of pain in his calf muscles when walking that forces him to stop (intermittent claudication).

Before RegenerativeTherapy the only treatment available was surgery (angioplasty).
Now Stem cell treatment offers a new horizon, by injecting the affected area new blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) is encouraged. Blood supply is restored through a bypass network of new vessels and the patient feels his extremities warm again and is able to move without pain.