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
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.