One of the most common misconceptions about varicose veins is that they are simply a cosmetic issue. Having varicose veins can cause some people to become self-conscious because of the discoloration and swelling, but the appearance is not the primary medical concern.
First Lady Melania Trump underwent an Interventional Radiology procedure called embolization for the treatment of her kidney, as referenced in a statement by Society of Interventional Radiology President M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR.
Peripheral arterial disease, often called PAD, is a condition in which your extremities do not receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. PAD most often occurs in the legs. The lack of blood flow causes many patients to have trouble walking for long periods of time.