What is Vascular Disease?
What Is Vascular Disease?
Vascular Disease is a circulatory condition of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic systems. Arteries supply the body’s nutrition by circulating oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. Veins bring oxygen-poor blood from the body back to the heart to become oxygen-rich. The lymphatic system is a vital part of our immune system that works together with blood vessels to drain, toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the blood. Arteries may become blocked due to cholesterol and plaque buildup, making it more difficult for the heart to pump blood to the body. Veins may become weakened making it difficult to pump blood back to the heart.