Foods to Eat for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Foods to Eat for PAD as Part of Treatment
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that affects your legs and general mobility. When the arteries are partially or fully blocked with plaque buildup, it constricts blood flow to the muscles. PAD patients may experience discomfort and pain in their legs, because the lack of blood […]

August 24th, 2021|

Calcium Deposits and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What Causes Calcium Deposits?
Calcium is a mineral that naturally occurs in the body and is necessary for one’s general health. When it collects in the wrong place, it can turn into tiny crystals or calcium deposits. Calcium can collect in the arteries where it becomes plaque, which restricts blood flow.

Several factors cause calcium deposits to […]

August 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

What You Need to Know About Tired and Aching Legs

Why Do My Legs Ache?
Tired, achy legs are usually not a cause for concern. However, if you are at risk for certain health conditions like heart disease or peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may be worried that your painful legs could be a sign of something more serious. Experiencing symptoms from PAD can significantly impact […]

Smoking and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

If you suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may wonder if smoking is a risk factor or a cause of your condition, as it is commonly linked to many health issues. If you’re a smoker, it can be helpful to understand the role that smoking plays for someone with PAD and how you can […]

August 3rd, 2021|

Why Is My Left Leg Colder Than My Right?

You’re sitting in a comfy camping chair at your daughter’s baseball game cheering her team on when you feel some numbness and tingling in your lower left leg. You go to massage the feeling back and find that your one leg is colder than the other. You try to move it in circles to regain […]

July 27th, 2021|

Understanding the Differences Between PAD vs. PVD

When it comes to managing your health, it’s important to fully understand your condition. It can sometimes be confusing when doctors use terms interchangeably without disclosing what they mean, such as the acronyms PAD and PVD.

What is PAD and PVD?
What can make it hard to understand PAD vs. PVD is that they are sometimes referred […]

July 6th, 2021|

Is There a Blood Test for Peripheral Artery Disease?

You’re sitting at the doctor’s office waiting for the lab to call your name. It’s that time of year to get your annual, routine blood test to make sure you’re in good health. In 2018, it was found that nearly 40 percent of all Americans skip routine tests recommended by their doctor – including blood […]

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