Hair Loss on Your Legs? You Might Have a Vascular Problem

Jim started losing the hair on his head the day he turned 40. He remembers thinking about how he might look as an old, bald man. It turns out he didn’t have to wait long. Last year, Jim began to notice he was losing hair on his legs. He thought it was strange, but just […]

What Your Toenails can Tell You about Your Vascular Health

Your feet can say a lot about you. Runners tend to have calluses; ladies who wore ill-fitting shoes in their youth tend to suffer from bunions later on; chipped paint on toenails indicates that a person is overdue for a pedicure. However, if you’ve noticed your toenails aren’t growing the way they should, then that […]

Life Before and After Stent Angioplasty

For nearly 20 years, Tom has taken the two flights of stairs up to his office as part of his morning ritual. He’d often stop on the first floor to say hello to the receptionist, but if he was in a hurry, he would keep on going. Over the last few weeks, however, the stairs […]

Why that Non-Healing Wound Matters to Your Vascular Health

Last month, a neighbor of mine fell while she was walking to her mailbox and scraped her leg very badly. I went to check on her and helped her clean the injury. It’s been weeks now, and I can see the wound on her leg is not healing properly.

If you have a wound that just […]

What Puts You at Risk for PAD?

There are many lifestyle choices or diseases that can you put you at risk for vascular disease, specifically Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

One lifestyle choice is smoking. For smokers, the nicotine in cigarettes causes constriction in the walls of your arteries. This constricted space allows plaque buildup in the arteries, and, if too much plaque collects, […]

Is It Arthritis or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Many people with leg pain assume it is just a part of getting older and getting arthritis. However, it is very important to know that Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) can be confused with arthritis. Since PAD can have serious consequences, you should seek medical attention to be sure you know the root cause of your […]

Life Without P.A.D

Do you ever wonder what life would be like without Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)? Think about it!

You suffer from cramping pain and tiredness in your legs and hips. Climbing a flight of stairs hurts. Sometimes the pain goes away with rest, but as soon as you move again, it’s back. You got a bad cut […]

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