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HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol: What You Should Know 

What is the Difference Between HDL and LDL Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a pliable substance that helps you make cell membranes, hormones, and vitamin D. Located in your blood, it is produced by your liver and comes from the foods you eat. Along with cholesterol, other fats like triglycerides are particles located in your bloodstream and are […]

September 3rd, 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 […]

Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD and Diabetes: What’s the Relation?
Although managing diabetes may be challenging, there are important reasons to do so. For one, diabetes is a significant risk factor for peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

PAD is a serious health condition that impacts the arteries. It can severely affect your quality of life, along with placing you at increased risk […]

June 22nd, 2021|

The High Blood Pressure Epidemic

Did you know that one in three adults – or about 103 million people in the United States – have high blood pressure? That’s nearly a third of the U.S. population, and it’s more common than other conditions like cancer, which occurs in one in four adults.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when […]

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke and PAD

You’re sitting at your doctor’s appointment discussing your family’s health history, as well as your own. Time and time again your doctor has made sure you are not a smoker, or have not been one in the past. You’ve always assured them you’ve never picked up a cigarette in your life…but have you? Many people […]

Can Stress Cause Plaque Buildup In Your Arteries?

Whether you’re trying to meet a deadline at work, managing your finances, losing a loved one, losing your cell phone, or fighting with a family member, stress comes in all shapes and sizes. Throughout your life, stress manifests into new challenges that you are forced to face every single day. When you’re little, stress may […]