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Can physiotherapy help build collateral Arteries ?

  • By sharon19 · New reply 1:47 pm
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Hi everyone . Hope u all have a Happy Easter 💜 xx Hope everyone is ok . Just a question , a doctor that didn't understand what was wrong with me made a appointment with physiotherapy . He gave me these ...

Stem cells healed damaged artery in a baboon

  • By SLOPatient · New reply 1:20 pm
  • Discussion in General discussion · 8 replies
  • Hi, I just wanted to share with you the news that I came across: Stem cells found to heal damaged artery in lab study; raises hope for developing new therapies for many diseases: ...


  • By jdfrd1957 · New reply yesterday at 8:31 pm
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  • I was told on the 4th of April Buerger's, and I'm finding it very hard to stop smoking. The pain in my legs is so bad at time's I could just set and cry. Need some suggestion ...

Family with Buerger's

  • By jdfrd1957 · New reply yesterday at 3:16 pm
  • Discussion in Buerger's disease · 2 replies
  • After being told that I had Buerger's I called my siblings and told them. Today my niece called me(she is 29) and told me she has been having problems with her legs for a while. And last week she seen ...


  • By jdfrd1957 · New reply yesterday at 2:52 pm
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  • Thank you for the help. I have seen three Dr. and they all agree that I have Buerger's wish it was not true. My mother pasted away about two years now from mercer after having both legs amputated. She ...

Happy Easter xx 💜

  • By sharon19 · New reply April 18, 2014
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  • HaPpY EaStEr EvErYoNe XoXo ...

QSART test result

  • By BehcetsGirl · Posted April 17, 2014
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  • I went to the Cleveland Clinic recently and they did a QSART test (aka Sweat Test). The doctor just sent me the results. She said "it was decreased in the arm but normal in the leg." She also said that ...

Periphanal Artey Bypass

  • By littlesal · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 60 replies
  • I had my Angiogram about a month ago. I have 100% blockage in my thigh and 43% blood pressure in my foot. I am having a Synthetic Vein inserted on August 22nd. It was supposed to be August 15th, but they ...

Here we go

  • By Fahnette · New reply April 17, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • May 3rd, 2010. I went down in front of my students. The coldness, clamminess, inability to breathe--all of that was nothing compared to the pain. It felt like I'd been shot in the sternum. Turns out that ...

I'm new to the group

  • By jdfrd1957 · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Buerger's disease · 0 replies
  • I'm new to the group, thank you for adding me. A little about me: I'm 56yr. old, and just diagnosed with Buerger's on Friday April 4th,2014. I stopped smoking the very next day. I also have Abdominal ...

C'mon, ya know?

  • By KALONAKINI · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 23 replies
  • I actually did some yard work a couple of days ago and have been worthless ever since. It's the bending over, you know? It just destroys my legs. And my hands? Holy cow, my poor hands look like they've ...

Vietnam Veterans

  • By bamafan1 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Aneurysm · 0 replies
  • My husband was found to have a thoracic arch aneurysm size 4.9 in the fall of 2012 when he had a CT for bladder cancer. He has had his bladder removed, and is doing relatively well, although due to the ...

When does the pain and SOB get better?

  • By Pack2rule · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) · 2 replies
  • PE both lungs found Wednesday last week. 5days in and I can't help but wonder when the chest/lung pain and SOB gets better? At 41 years old this just sucks ...


  • By Fahnette · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) · 0 replies
  • I've got this thing that happens, and the Jedi Master (my hematologist) was quite bemused. It started after my DVT so I'm quite sure it's all related. Step 1. I am on my feet for a long period of time/stressed ...

I had a pulmonary Embolism

  • By mahharet · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Discussion in Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) · 14 replies
  • My name is Marta I am 48 years old. I had a pulmonary embolism June 25th of 2013. I was with my daughter and a friend at the library.. the days before I felt tired and like I had been having an asthma ...


  • By ttivers · New reply April 5, 2014
  • Discussion in Aneurysm · 1 reply
  • Still looking for that Medication of any type ,prescription, non prescription, that either stabalizes or reuces the size of an aortic aneurysm ...

When will the swelling and pain go away?

  • By lindaswarren · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Discussion in Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) · 2 replies
  • I an a 62 year old active woman who just retired on January 24th 2013. I had rotator cuff surgery on February 26, 2014. On March 2 2014 I had a large DVT in the femoral vein of the left leg. The pain ...

I have a Strange Family..

  • By Flare999 · New reply March 25, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Does anybody else have unsupportive and downright nasty family members? This is what my SIL texted me this morning when I asked her for petrol money to take her shopping: 'Why the f do I have to pay ur ...


  • By George21 · New reply March 24, 2014
  • Discussion in Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) · 2 replies
  • Diagnosed with PAD 2 years ago both legs angio had been done twice both legs 5 months ago had a cut to the left foot gym injury got infected and did not heal needed amputation to the left pinky . While ...

Still Unsure 😥

  • By sharon19 · New reply March 24, 2014
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  • Grrr Doctors. Has left the choice up to me when to do the operation . I have no follow up appointments , just told me to make an appointment if I want the opp , or to talk about any concerns . Said there ...