Ocean County Diagnostics is a noninvasive testing facility for the evaluation of the circulation of the lower extremities. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technicians are certified by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for vascular testing of problems with peripheral circulation, or the blood flow to the hips, thighs, legs, ankles and/or feet.
Peripheral arterial disease, also known as PAD, affects the arterial side of the circulation that nourishes the tissues with oxygen-rich and nutrient-rich blood. If poor peripheral circulation is left untreated it can cause narrowing of the blood vessels or even blockages that lead to serious disorders.
Symptoms may include:
Circulation problems can affect patients’ health and their quality of life if left untreated.
This may include:
In contrast to peripheral arterial disease (PAD), the circulation that brings the nutrient-poor and oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart is called the venous side of the circulation. Problems with this side of the circulation are known as venous insufficiency and has many different associated conditions.
Circulation problems are first detected by a physical exam and patient history. Risk factors leading to circulation problems include diabetes, smoking, obesity, hypertension, age greater than 50, family history and elevated homocysteine levels. Circulation problems will be evaluated by physical testing such as:
Take the quiz below to see if you suffer from syptoms involving peripheral vascular disease.
If so, and you are concerned of peripheral vascular disease, tell your healthcare professional or contact our facility for an evaluation and a recommendation if testing is needed.
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