What makes peripheral vascular disease (PVD) worse?

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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can become worse if lifestyle goals are not met. Watch Gabriel Bietz, MD, with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, discuss the importance of sticking with the treatment plan put in place by the doctor.
Smoking, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and hypertension can worsen peripheral vascular disease (PVD).

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