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The Link Between Depression and Leg Pain

According to a poll conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, close to 1 in 10 men experience symptoms of depression and less than half were interested in seeking treatment. As men age, it has been found that feelings of depression and anxiety increase, especially after the age of 65. Additionally, a study published […]

The Importance of Women’s Vascular Health

Women’s Health Week: It’s Time Take Control of Your Vascular Health
In honor of National Women’s Health Week, USA Vascular Centers aims to provide women with the knowledge they need to take control of their vascular health. Women who experience hypertension in pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing PAD, and when left untreated, PAD […]

May 7th, 2021|Tags: , |

How Does Gender Affect Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease?

Close to 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from the limiting effects of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common arterial condition that causes the passageways to become blocked with plaque. For many years, it has been common knowledge that PAD is mainly a male-dominated condition; however, new studies have shown that although […]

Which Foods Can Lower Cholesterol?

There are two main types of cholesterol: LDL and HDL. LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein is commonly known as bad cholesterol, as it can speed up the process of plaque or fatty deposits collecting in your arteries. LDL can also increase your risk of getting heart disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD), or having a stroke. […]

Does Scar Tissue Interfere with PAD Treatment?

When you get injured, your body responds by repairing the damaged tissue, which is known as scar tissue. It can develop as a result of injury, surgery or acne. It’s a thick fibrous tissue which is often formed after surgery or as a result of a disease. When scar tissue is formed around a stitch […]

Calcium Deposits and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Calcium is an essential ion for many metabolic pathways in your body, neural activities and regulation of heart rate. The amount of calcium that you need everyday depends on your age, gender and other health issues. Talk to your doctor about the optimum level of daily calcium intake.

As calcium is transported through the bloodstream and […]

March 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

What is PAD Disease? 10 Common Questions

Q1. I have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). What do I do now?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition caused by the blockage or narrowing of arteries due to plaque build-up. If left untreated, PAD can lead to even more serious complications like heart stroke or limb amputation. If you are experiencing signs of this common […]