Conditions & Treatments
Birmingham Vascular Associates, P.C. of Birmingham AL, is made up of Vascular Physicians and Vascular Surgeons that treat Arterial and Venous conditions. Arterial Conditions are Peripheral Arterial Disease & Claudication, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Diabetic Vascular Disease. Venous Conditions, Deep Vein Thrombosis & Blood Clots, Varicose Veins & Venous Reflux, Spider Veins, Non-Healing Wounds
If your AAA is small, our physician may recommend "watchful waiting," which means that you will be monitored every 6-12 months for signs of changes in the aneurysm size. Our physician may schedule you for regular CT scans… Continue reading
What causes an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Physicians and researchers are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may… Continue reading
The aorta is the largest artery in your body, and it carries oxygen-rich blood pumped out of, or away from, your heart. Your aorta runs through your chest, where it is called the thoracic aorta. When it reaches your abdomen,… Continue reading
Varicose veins may sometimes worsen without treatment. Our vascular physician will first try methods that don't require surgery to relieve your symptoms. If you have mild to moderate varicose veins, elevating your legs can help reduce leg swelling and relieve… Continue reading
If you have varicose veins, your legs may feel heavy, tired, restless, or achy. Standing or sitting for too long may worsen your symptoms. You may also experience night cramps.
You may notice small clusters of veins in a winding… Continue reading