What are the dangers of vascular disease?
Untreated vascular disease can lead to serious health problems, such as tissue death, and gangrene requiring amputation or other surgery; chronic pain and disability; and weakened blood vessels that may rupture without warning. Deadly complications can result, including stroke.
How can vascular disease be prevented?
Make healthy lifestyle changes to reduce your risk-don't smoke, eat nutritious, low-fat foods, exercise, and control other disease such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes.