Fortisip Peripheral Ischaemia Side Effect Reports
The following Fortisip Peripheral Ischaemia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Peripheral Ischaemia, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Fortisip or it might take time to develop.
|Memory Impairment, Accidental Overdose, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Blood Glucose Fluctuation, Dyspnoea, Dehydration, Peripheral Ischaemia, Confusional State|
This Peripheral Ischaemia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from SWITZERLAND. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Fortisip (dosage: Unk), which was started on Apr 02, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
Fortisip Peripheral Ischaemia Causes and Reviews
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) happens when there is a narrowing of the blood vessels outside of your heart. The cause of PAD is atherosclerosis. This happens when plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the arms and legs. Plaque is a substance made up of fat and cholesterol. It causes the arteries to narrow or become blocked. This can reduce or stop blood flow, usually to the legs. If severe enough, blocked blood flow can cause tissue death and can sometimes lead to amputation of the foot or leg.
The main risk factor for PAD is smoking. Other risk factors include older age and diseases like diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Many people who have PAD don't have any symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include
- Pain, numbness, achiness, or heaviness in the leg muscles. This happens when walking or climbing stairs.
- Weak or absent pulses in the legs or feet
- Sores or wounds on the toes, feet, or legs that heal slowly, poorly, or not at all
- A pale or bluish color to the skin
- A lower temperature in one leg than the other leg
- Poor nail growth on the toes and decreased hair growth on the legs
- Erectile dysfunction, especially among men who have diabetes
PAD can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and transient ischemic attack.
Doctors diagnose PAD with a physical exam and heart and imaging tests. Treatments include lifestyle changes, medicines, and sometimes surgery. Lifestyle changes include dietary changes, exercise, and efforts to lower high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
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