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Top 6 Things That Put You At Risk For PAD

The prevalence of PAD is more common among older adults, due to the weakening of their vascular
structure and functions. This weakening is caused by longer exposure to cardiovascular disease (CVD)
risk factors such as smoking, family history of vascular conditions, high blood pressure or cholesterol,
diabetes, and age. Plaque buildup in the arteries causes obstruction to normal […]

September 19th, 2018|

HDL and LDL Cholesterol: What You Should Know

What are LDL and HDL Cholesterols and How do they relate to PAD?

Low-density lipoprotein, aka “LDL” is considered the “bad” cholesterol, because it contributes to fatty buildups in arteries (atherosclerosis).Over time, LDL can narrow the arteries with plaque buildup. When plaque accumulates on the walls of the arteries, health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, […]

September 1st, 2018|

A Diabetic’s Guide to Peripheral Artery Disease

One in 20 people living in the U.S. over the age of 50 have peripheral artery disease (PAD); that’s over 12 million individuals! PAD occurs when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries causing large amounts of plaque to accumulate; consequently, creating a blockage of blood flow […]

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, […]

Are Your Genes Responsible For Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)?

A Duke University Medical Center study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) discovered that a tiny handful of genes appear to be important clues to understanding why some patients with Peripheral Artery Disease face high rates of amputation and early death while others are spared those consequences.

Dr. Anex, director of medicine at Duke, […]

PAD Is like a Time Bomb in Your Arteries

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)  is caused by the blockage of arteries and affects millions of people over the age of 50 every year. Today we would like to share the story of Bernard D, 62, a retired airport parking manager who shared his PAD journey with Daily mail.

“The cramp always started when I went out […]

5 Potential Causes for Peripheral Arterial Disease

PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease is a common yet painful disease that results in blockage of arteries in the legs and pelvis region. Although both men and women are affected by the disease, generally it is women in their 50s who suffer the most from it. So, help yourself and your loved ones by knowing all the symptoms that cause PAD. For more assistance, call our medical unit now.

February 11th, 2015|