If you have high blood pressure or a family history of cardiovascular diseases, you are at a higher risk of vascular ailments. Thanks to advancements in technology, you can get a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for vascular problems in time. Soffer Health Institute handles Aventura vascular problems through comprehensive diagnosis and fully customized treatment. Besides telemedicine, you can book an appointment online or book an appointment at Hialeah, Weston, and Aventura, Florida, to meet board-certified cardiologists.
What is the Vascular System?
Your vascular system/circulatory system comprises vessels that carry blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body. Major parts of the vascular system include;
Blood arteries transport blood containing nutrients and oxygen from your heart to other parts of your body. Arteries are larger than capillaries and veins.
Capillaries are tiny blood vessels connecting arteries and veins. Blood capillaries have thin walls for faster transfer of nutrients, oxygen, and carbon dioxide between tissues and blood.
Veins convey waste materials and deoxygenated blood from other body parts to your heart. Your veins are smaller than arteries but larger than capillaries.
Common Vascular Problems
- Aneurysm is a swell in the walls of the artery as it grows weaker over time. Ruptured aneurysms are responsible for fatal results on your general health and general well-being.
- Atherosclerosis is a disorder in which plaque builds up inside your arteries, makes them narrow, and inhibits blood flow. In coronary arteries, atherosclerosis causes coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease in the peripheral arteries.
- Blood clots are needed by the body to ensure that you don’t lose excess blood. However, too many clots can contribute to unhealthy blood circulation. If your body forms too many clots that it can’t break down, you should seek immediate medical assistance.
- A stroke is a serious ailment that sprouts when blood flow to your brain is interrupted. Your vulnerability to strokes is higher if blood vessels burst or the arteries are blocked.
- Varicose and spider veins develop from faulty valves in veins accounting for blood flow in a backward motion. Your blood collects at specific points and enlarges your veins.
You are at a higher risk of vascular conditions based on your genetics, age, and lifestyle. A family history of the condition or existing conditions like uncontrolled blood pressure or high cholesterol increases your vulnerability to vascular conditions much further. As you age, blood vessels grow weaker and raise your chances of suffering one or more of the conditions.
Available Treatments for Vascular Problems
Cardiologists at Soffer Health Institute use the latest advancements in minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures to alleviate your symptoms and protect your vascular health. Your treatment plan is fully customized to address individual symptoms and vulnerability.
Soffer Health Institute offers medication to reduce the accumulation of plaque in blood vessels and destroy blood clots. In-office procedures like sclerotherapy are offered to eliminate varicose and spider veins. You may also benefit from recommended surgical procedures for severe issues like deep vein thrombosis.
After treatment, your physicians monitor your general vascular health to offer relevant resources to ascertain your healthy exercise and dietary plan. A follow up of your progress is conducted online through the telemedicine appointments.
You can schedule a vascular health evaluation, call the practice, or book an appointment online to meet a physician at the nearest Soffer Health Institute office. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, most telehealth visits are 100% covered by insurance without copays.