Vascular disease is a condition that affects the arteries and veins, thereby affecting blood flow through the body. This can result in organs or other body parts, such as the heart, arms, and legs, being damaged due to decreased or completely blocked blood flow.
By taking simple steps in your daily life you may be able to lower your risk, or reduce the symptoms of vascular disease.
It is important to look after your body’s network of arteries and veins, to reduce the risk or progression of vascular disease.
Vascular disease is a condition that affects the arteries and veins, restricting blood flow through the body1.
CAD occurs when there is a build-up of plaque in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart2. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and risks here.
Affecting 202 million people worldwide3, PAD occurs when a build-up of plaque in the peripheral arteries blocks blood flow to the limbs4. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and risks here.