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Treatment

Treatment

Vascular doctors in Monmouth County use two approaches to manage peripheral arterial disease: conservative measures and non-conservative measures.

Conservative measures include lifestyle changes such as:

  • Reducing excessive weight
  • Eating a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fats, sodium, and sugars and high in fruits, vegetables, and oily fish
  • Smoking cessation
  • Reduction of alcohol intake

  • If the condition is advanced or conservative measures fail, you may be required to take prescription medications or undergo surgery. These may include one or more of the following:


  • Statins to reduce your cholesterol levels: be sure to notify your Monmouth County vein specialist of any muscle pain you experience while taking statins.
  • Aspirin or other anticoagulant/antiplatelet agents to dissolve the clot and prevent the formation of further clots.
  • Antihypertensives to reduce your blood pressure

  • Surgical options include


  • Angioplasty to expand the artery that is blocked
  • Bypass surgery to reroute the blood past the blockage.