Definition of Vascular:

Relating to the blood vessels of the body.  The blood vessels of the body, as a group, are referred to as the vascular system.  They are composed of arteries, veins and capillaries – arteries that pass oxygen-rich blood to the tissues of the body; veins which return oxygen-depleted blood from the tissues to the lungs for oxygen; and the capillaries that are the tiniest vessels and are between the arteries and veins.

Topics Related to Vascular

Andropause/Male Menopause

...the condition
“...and destroys the testes such as variations of systemic lupus erythematosis, subtle genetic abnormalities which permit normal adult development but lead to premature testicular failure, generalized vascular diseases such as diabetes, chemotherapy, and pituitary tumors (rare)...”
...recommendation DIM / I3C
“...In studies culturing human vascular endothelial cells, it has been shown that 2-methoxy estradiol is a primary regulator of cell growth and apoptosis...”
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Aneurysm / Rupture

...relationship to Chronic / Hidden Infection
“...[Annual Meeting Society for Vascular Surgery meeting in Washington, DC June 1999]”


...the condition
“...Clinical signs and symptoms include aneurysm, thrombosis, embolus, and stenosis; lowered or absent pulses; vascular (blood vessel) bruit (whooshing or blowing sound heard over the artery with a stethoscope); (in more severe cases) muscle atrophy, ulceration, or gangrene...”
...relationship to Peripheral Vascular Disease
“...artery disease is a likely sign of more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries: Atherosclerosis of the peripheral arteries is by far the most common cause of peripheral vascular disease.”
...recommendation Hawthorn Berry Extract
“...Proanthocyanadins stabilize collagen to prevent cholesterol deposits on arterial walls, prevent free radical damage, reduce peripheral vascular resistance, angina, cholesterol, and increase coronary and myocardial perfusion; hawthorn has a historic use in congestive heart failure; dosage 3 to 5gm as either dried herb, solid extract...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“...The longer the period of time that passes after quitting, the greater the return toward normal vascular health.”

Beetroot a treatment
“...Beet juice powder is a nutrient-rich food that is known to improve general circulation by inhibiting congestion of the vascular system.  Beet Juice Powder is a natural blood cleanser, which greatly benefits the liver and entire body...”

Bell's Palsy

...the condition
“...During pregnancy or pregnancy-induced hypertension, the significant increase in vascular volume, particularly in the last trimester, triples the risk of facial neuropathy due to edema of the facial nerve and the resulting compression...”

Bioflavonoids a treatment
“...It works with vitamin C for the promotion of vascular tissue strength...”

Birth Control Pill Issues

...the condition
“...Birth control pills tend to cause folic acid depletion and increase the risk of cervical dysplasia and vascular thrombosis, stroke, and possibly megaloblastic anemia...”

Bromelain a treatment
“...It is common in digestive, vascular, respiratory, allergy, and anti-inflammatory products...”

Buerger's Disease

...the condition
“...Buerger's disease is characterized by narrowing or blockage (occlusion) of the veins and arteries of the extremities, resulting in reduced blood flow to these areas (peripheral vascular disease).  The legs are affected more often than the arms...”

Chelation Therapy a treatment
“ and dietary changes incorporating specialized nutritional supplements, the procedure is an option to be seriously considered by any person suffering from coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, brain disorders resulting from circulatory disturbances, generalized atherosclerosis and related ailments which lead to senility and accelerated physical decline...”

Choroidal Hemangioma

...the condition
“...Choroidal hemangiomas have a unique pattern of circulation where the large blood vessels produce a "coarse vascular pattern."  Ultrasound can also be used to examine the inside of the eye...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease are all caused by smoking...”
...relationship to Intermittent Claudication
“Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for vascular disease bar none.”

Cluster Headaches

...the condition
“...Cluster headache (CH), also known as histamine headache, is a specific vascular headache syndrome and one of the most severe forms of headache...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“...Caffeine is a constrictor of dilated arteries and should best be avoided as a dietary staple in vascular headaches.”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...Cryotherapy is contraindicated when the following are conditions are present ... History of vascular impairment, such as frostbite or arteriosclerosis...”

Cold Hands and Feet

...relationship to Poor Circulation
“In cases of peripheral vascular disease, the arteries narrow and there is a marked reduction of blood flow especially to the fingers and toes.”

Collagen Vascular Disease

...the condition
“Collagen vascular disease is a class of autoimmune disease that affects collagen...”
...recommendation Physical Therapy
“Physical therapy or gentle exercise can be used to treat collagen vascular disease.  Range of motion exercises help retain mobility and may reduce joint and muscle pain.”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...our question about Diagonal creases on earlobes
“...The earlobe is richly supplied with blood, and a decrease in flow over an extended period of time is believed to result in collapse of the vascular bed, leading to a diagonal crease...”
...recommendation L-Lysine
“...The naturally-occurring amino acids lysine and proline assist Lp(a) in its deposition and binding to stressed or injured vascular wall sites...”

Eclampsia / Preeclampsia

...the condition
“...Abnormal prostaglandin synthesis may be the pivotal defect causing increased peripheral vascular resistance, severe vasoconstriction, endothelial injury and secondary hypertension...”

Edema (Water Retention)

...the condition
“...It is thought to be a problem of leakage of blood fluids from capillaries into fat and skin tissue especially when gravity (standing up) is added to the pressure in the vascular system.  It results in large weight changes from morning to evening...”

Elevated Homocysteine Levels

...relationship to Atherosclerosis
“Multiple studies indicate that 15-30% percent of patients with premature occlusive vascular disease have moderately elevated total plasma homocysteine concentrations...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...In 85% of cases affecting men aged 50 and older, organic factors such as vascular disease and atherosclerosis of the penile artery are the cause...”

Folic Acid a treatment
“...Homocysteine is now considered an independent risk factor for vascular disease, especially atherosclerosis...”

Ginkgo Biloba a treatment
“...Ginkgo extracts are used for almost any type of vascular disorder associated with spasms, hypoxia and free radical damage...”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...The use of this herb is becoming more frequent for a number of connective tissue, vascular, and wound healing protocols...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...prevent palpitations and arrhythmias; it has also been used for support of cardiac failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), angina pectoris (heart/vascular pain), and tachycardia (rapid heart beat)...”


...the condition
“...Migraine (vascular) headaches affect one in eight adults in the developed world...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“...sun, cold, light, pressure from bracelets and clothes or scratching, vibration, exercise; Secondary urticaria: infections (e.g. hepatitis B virus, candida albicans, streptococcal bacteria), collagen vascular diseases, autoimmune diseases or other metabolic disorders, cancer, psychological, hypothyroidism, polycythemia vera, protoporphyria (even without excessive sun exposure)...”


...the condition
“...Elevated homocysteine levels are a risk factor for all kinds of vascular disease including strokes and heart ailments...”
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Hydrotherapy a treatment
“...This treatment is not recommended for patients with peripheral vascular disease (arteriosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, Buerger's disease), diabetes or loss of peripheral sensation...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Magnesium
“...When magnesium levels are low, more calcium flows into the vascular muscle cells, which contracts them and leads to tighter vessels causing higher blood pressure...”


...the condition
“...As the deficiency becomes more serious or has a more rapid onset (Addison crisis), symptoms of confusion, stupor, psychosis, abnormal electrolytes (low serum sodium, elevated serum potassium), and vascular collapse (low blood pressure and shock) can occur...”

Intermittent Claudication

...the condition
“...Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for vascular disease bar none...”
...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“...Increases in walking distance in patients with peripheral vascular disease treated with L-carnitine: a double-blind, cross-over study...”
...recommendation against Beta-Carotene
“One study showed a slightly increased risk of vascular surgery among people with intermittent claudication who took beta-carotene supplements...”
...recommendation L-Arginine
“...Restoring vascular nitric oxide formation by L-arginine improves the symptoms of intermittent claudication in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease...”

L-Taurine a treatment
“ also able to reduce the calcium-triggered response of blood platelets to various activating factors, and to suppress sympathetic nervous system activity while also reducing the responsiveness of vascular smooth muscle cells to vasoconstricting agents...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...The hallmark of the disease is recurrent, widespread, and diverse vascular lesions...”

Meyer's Cocktail a treatment
“...The "cocktail" is indicated for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, muscle spasm, asthma, hives, allergic rhinitis, congestive heart failure, angina, ischemic vascular disease, acute infections, and senile dementia...”

Migraine/Tension Headaches

...relationship to Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Vascular or migraine headaches occur in 10% of lupus patients.”


...the condition
“...The causes of nerve pathology include ... Vascular (blockage of a vessel or hemorrhage into nerve tissue)...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional a treatment
“...As a result, the SPECT scan maps the brain's vascular supply.  Because damaged brain tissue normally shuts down its own blood supply, focal vascular defects on a SPECT scan are circumstantial evidence of brain damage...”


...the condition
“...Risk of osteomyelitis is increased by peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, a weakened immune system, cancer, chronic steroid use, sickle cell disease, HIV, hemodialysis, intravenous drug use, and old age...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy a treatment
“...Specific therapeutic applications of ozone include the treatment of vascular disease such as stroke, obstructive arteriopathy, venous insufficiency, cancer, acute and chronic viral diseases, ulcers, infected wounds, gangrenes, burns, inflammatory bowel disease such as...”


...related topic
“...PAF activates platelets to secrete serotonin and other mediators to cause smooth-muscle contraction and vascular permeability, involved in asthma; a PAF antagonist counters these effects.”


...the condition
“...Polyarteritis nodosa is a vascular disease of unknown cause which typically strikes adults...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“Alternative names: PVD, Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, PAD, Leg Artery Disease Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the arteries and veins that are located outside the heart and brain...”
...our question about B-complex supplementation
“...of homocysteine in the blood, and therefore the risk of atherosclerosis, the B vitamins also reduce the risk of developing conditions that can be caused by atherosclerosis, including peripheral vascular disease.”

Platelet Aggregation (Clotting)

...the condition
“...Diabetics and patients with hypercholesterolemia usually demonstrate increased platelet aggregation which can predispose them to clotting disorders which may lead to a vascular thrombus and vessel obstruction.”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...These usually result from pre-existing vascular disease or congenital weakness and may be precipitated by trauma...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...Peripheral Vascular Disease slows the pace of one million Americans each year, affecting more than 5% of those aged over 70...”
...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Not everyone with heart disease gets peripheral vascular disease, and vice versa...”


...the condition
“...Some 10% of the cases of a retinal artery occlusion occur because of giant cell arteritis (a chronic vascular disease).  In cases of Solar Retinopathy, there may be a loss of the central visual field or decreased vision...”


...relationship to Coronary Disease / Heart Attack
“Stress may increase magnesium excretion and the resulting temporary magnesium depletion may make the heart more sensitive to electrical abnormalities and vascular spasm that could lead to cardiac ischemia.”


...the condition
“...This phenomenon might be explained by the vascular thickening that accompanies aging...”


...related topic
“Formation of blood clots causing vascular obstruction.”


...the condition
“...This is called pulsatile or vascular tinnitus.  Approximately 3% of tinnitus patients experience this kind of tinnitus; people with pulsatile tinnitus typically hear a rhythmic pulsing, often in time with a heartbeat...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine) a treatment
“...Liver detoxification; Brain neurotransmitter production; Lowering homocysteine levels naturally: Thereby lowers risk of heart and vascular disease.  TMG supplementation may sometimes produce hyperactivity in autistic children...”

Ultrasound Imaging a treatment
“...Ultrasound is used to provide images of the following ... veins, arteries and blood flow (vascular ultrasound, venous ultrasound)...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate peripheral circulation Varicose ulcers; Diabetic ulcers; Peripheral atherosclerosis; Some types of gangrene; Vascular headache; Adjuvant tumor therapy; General exhaustion; Anorexia; Immunostimulation; Fungal infections; Slow- or Non-healing wounds; Delayed repair of bone fractures; Acute thrombophlebitis...”

Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...Risk factors include ... vascular disease...”


...related topic
Vascular abnormality without discernible physiological cause.”

Venous Tone

...related topic
“Firmness of tension of vascular walls.”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...Because of its vascular stimulation and effects of lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, vitamin B3 has been used preventively for such serious secondary problems of cardiovascular disease as myocardial...”
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