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Aneurysm Disease in Dallas, TX

Vanguard Vascular & Vein treats aneurysm disease for the residents of  Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area.

Aneurysm disease is an inflammation of the aortic artery within the body that can lead to aneurysm. An aneurysm occurs when the inflamed aorta becomes so enlarged that it ruptures or is in danger of immediate rupture. This can be a very dangerous condition and is one that requires constant monitoring.

WHAT CAUSES ANEURYSM DISEASE?

Aneurysm disease occurs when the walls of the aorta become weak and begin to bulge. This is caused by several factors, including high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries.) The risk of this disease runs strongly in families.

AM I AT RISK FOR ANEURYSM DISEASE?

Some of the most common risk factors associated with aneurysm disease are the following:

  • Family history
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Long limbs
  • Arteriosclerosis

HOW CAN I PREVENT ANEURYSM DISEASE?

Certain risk factors can’t be avoided. However, lowering blood pressure, quitting smoking and following a healthy diet and exercise plan can go a long way towards preventing or controlling this disease. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention or treatment of aneurysm disease.

HOW IS ANEURYSM DISEASE TREATED?

The only way to get rid of an aneurysm is to have it repaired. Surgery is one option, but sometimes not possible. Careful monitoring and medicines that lower blood pressure or reduce the force of your heart contractions may be the best choice.

Whether you have been diagnosed with aneurysm disease or just want to talk to an expert about reducing your risk, Vanguard Vascular & Vein can help. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons http://www.thevanguardway.com/about-us/meet-the-doctors-in-dallas-tx/ in our  Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.

Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us http://www.thevanguardway.com/about-us/ page.

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