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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|

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: , , , , |

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. […]