What is vascular disease?

Most vascular disease is in the arterial system, and it includes blockages in arteries or aneurysm formation of arteries. In this video, vascular surgeon Paul Bosher, MD, of Retreat Doctors' Hospital explains the risk factors for vascular disease.
Vascular disease is a condition that affects the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels. Most often, vascular disease affects blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves that are found in veins. Organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow.

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