Lifestyle Changes (for mild to moderate cases)
Quit Smoking – Chemicals in tobacco can damage arteries
Reach/Maintain Healthy Weight – Structured walking program, low-fat/high-fiber diet
Improve Foot Care – Especially critical for diabetes patients
No medication will cure this disease. However, prescribed medications may assist in managing symptoms and advancement of the disease, as well as reduce the odds of blood clots. Statins may be prescribed as an option to control cholesterol levels.
When medications and lifestyle changes aren’t enough, angioplasty may be recommended to restore circulation in your legs. If needed, a tiny stent (mesh-metal tube) may also be inserted to ensure the narrowed area remains open.
Surgical options include surgical bypass to create a detour using an incision and grafts to restore blood flow or an endarterectomy to remove plaque from the inner lining of the diseased artery.
You can depend on the expert team of medical professionals at Vascular Tyler to help you determine your best treatment options, based on your test results.