What Is Vascular Disease?
There are nearly a dozen common vascular diseases. These diseases are caused by problems in your circulatory system and its blood vessels.
At Banner Health, our vascular specialists diagnose and treat all types of vascular disease. Our number-1 priority is to find the cause of your vascular problem so we can prevent a stroke.
Many times, we can treat your vascular problem right when it’s diagnosed using minimally invasive procedures. We can then talk about prevention methods, such as changes in your lifestyle or medication that may help you avoid surgery.
How Do I Prevent a Stroke?
You can have vascular disease and not even know it. Unfortunately, there may be no symptoms before a stroke. That’s what makes screenings so important.
At Banner Health, we want to do everything we can to prevent a stroke. That starts with education and screenings for carotid artery (the artery in your neck supplying blood to your brain) blockage. Detecting carotid artery disease early means more time for treatment before the condition gets worse.
We also provide classes and offer support to help you make lifestyle changes to cut your risk of stroke. Those changes may start with a healthy diet that lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol, more exercise, quitting smoking and learning to manage diabetes.