Anatomy Arteries Hand Vascular Disorders Veins

5 Causes of Vascular Disorders


If you have a vascular disorder, it means you have a problem with arteries and veins. Arteries are pipes that bring blood from the heart to the fingers. Veins are pipes that return the used blood back to the heart and lungs. There can be many different causes of vascular problems. Here are five common causes:

  1. Traumatic injury
  2. Flattening of pipes
  3. Blocked pipes
  4. Tumors or deformed, tangled pipes, which may or may not be present at birth
  5. Vessel spasms

Some signs of vascular problems include pain, color changes in the fingertips, wounds that won’t heal, numb hands and swelling. Visit a hand surgeon if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Depending on the type of vascular disorder or problem that you have, treatment will vary. Your doctor may treat you with something simple such as a wrap. If your issue is serous, it may require surgery. Learn more about vascular disorders at

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  • Lethu
    November 27, 2019 at 5:50 AM

    I’m asthmatic I’m expiriancing same problems vascular disorder

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  • Dave Grimm
    March 15, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    can hemo dialysis affect/cause small vessel disease?

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