Visit Our Cardiologist in Sugar Land, TX
Your heart can face many potential health complications. The key to ensuring these complications do not cause serious issues – like a heart attack or stroke – is detecting them early. Dr. Yassir Sonbol M.D., F.A.C.C. is here to be your cardiologist in Sugar Land, TX, helping you recognize any issues and providing treatments as necessary. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a problem many Americans face. It’s similar to coronary artery disease in that it restricts blood flow to the vessels. Our team will help you identify the symptoms of this disease and provide advice on how to lessen your risk for heart attack or stroke if you’re diagnosed with PVD. Please contact us today to schedule a screening.
Know the Symptoms of PVD
Like its name suggests, peripheral vascular disease affects the blood vessels in your lower body. As plaque begins to build up in these vessels, clots can form and cause your arteries to harden. This narrows the vessels and restricts blood flow to the heart, which can cause severe problems and may even lead to a heart attack or stroke. By knowing the symptoms of PVD, you can be prepared to identify issues early, allowing you to see a doctor before the problem gets worse. The symptoms of PVD include:
- Arm pain
- Leg pain
- Hair loss on your leg
- Numb muscles
- Cold feet
- Weak pulses in your legs or feet
Find the Best Treatment Options for You
All patients are different, meaning everyone will experience symptoms of PVD differently. Therefore, it’s important to visit a cardiologist to get a precise diagnosis of the underlying health problem causing your symptoms. Dr. Yassir Sonbol M.D., F.A.C.C. will be able to review your medical history and perform a variety of tests to determine whether your issues are caused by PVD. These tests will allow us to come up with the best treatment options for you. We can also provide advice to help you reduce some of the symptoms of PVD, including making lifestyle changes, such as exercising, maintaining a healthy diet, and quitting smoking. We may recommend medication for severe cases. Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment and let us help you improve your heart health.