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Vascular Disease

Vascular Disease Symptoms

Symptoms of vascular disease vary, and can resemble more than one vascular problem. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, call 1-888-3ABRAZO for an appointment with one of our vascular specialists. If it’s an emergency, call 911.

The most common symptom of vascular disease is leg discomfort, especially painful cramping that occurs with exercise and is relieved by rest. You may feel it in one or both legs.

Other symptoms of vascular disease may include:

  • Changes in the skin, including decreased skin temperature, or thin, brittle shiny skin on the legs and feet
  • Diminished pulses in the legs and the feet
  • Dead tissue due to lack of blood flow
  • Hair loss on the legs
  • Impotence
  • Non-healing wounds over pressure points, such as heels or ankles
  • Numbness, weakness, or heaviness in muscles
  • Pain (described as burning or aching) at rest, commonly in the toes and at night while lying flat
  • Paleness when the legs are elevated
  • Reddish-blue discoloration of the extremities
  • Restricted mobility
  • Severe pain
  • Thickened, opaque toenails

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