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Vascular disease is the term for diseases of the veins and arteries. It affects the entire body.

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Risk Factors include: Unhealthy diet, obesity, smoking, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Aneurysms cause no symptoms…but if they burst, it’s a medical emergency, and most people either die before they reach hospital or don’t survive surgery.

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It includes aortic aneurysms, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, strokes. deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.

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Everyone is at risk of vascular disease. - It can strike anyone, at any age, at any time.

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Vascular disease accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK – many are preventable.

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Vascular disease affects 4 million people in the UK.

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Severe Arterial Disease has a worse death rate than most Cancers.

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Vascular disease is as common as cancer and heart disease.

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All men over 65 are eligible for aneurysm screening near to their home which can reduce premature death from a ruptured aneurysm by up to 50%. It is a 10 minute pain free procedure.

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Vascular disease is the collective term for diseases of the veins and arteries. Every part of the body to which blood flows can be affected by it. It’s as common as cancer and heart disease and accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK, many of which are preventable.

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The Circulation Foundation funds and promotes research into the causes, treatment and prevention of vascular disease in the UK.

We provide essential information to patients and their families, whilst raising awareness of vascular disease and the importance of healthy veins and arteries, to ensure we can lead longer, healthier lives.

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