If you are at risk for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), or you have already been diagnosed, then you probably know how debilitating of a condition it can become. According to the National Department of Health and Human Services, 1 out of every 20 people living in America over the age of 50 has PAD, a […]
This month we are highlight the importance of diabetes education and management for Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 9.3% of the US population has diabetes, and of that over 95% have type 2 diabetes.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to control high levels of […]
You made an appointment to get your annual physical done and over with, but do you really need to go? For many of us, skipping or not scheduling these tests can become a habit that gets worse over time. Do I really need to go to another exam even though I feel healthy? The short […]
Did you know 200,000 avoidable amputations are performed each year in the United States? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a progressive disorder that can get worse if left untreated.
This September, we are raising awareness about PAD so people are aware of the warning signs and symptoms. If you are experiencing leg pain, cramps in the […]
We often hear about diabetes and how it is a lifelong battle for people who are diagnosed with this disease. The most common form of this condition is type 2 diabetes, which affects the way your body uses insulin. Over 30 million people living in the United States are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according […]
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease or PAD is a common circulatory problem in people over the age of 50, which can become serious if left untreated. PAD is caused when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in your artery walls. This can lead to the blood flow being reduced or […]
When the average person hears the word “plaque” the first thought that comes to mind is the plaque you get scraped off your teeth during a routine dentist appointment. However, did you know that plaque can accumulate within the arteries?
What is plaque?
Plaque buildup is composed of fatty deposits that clog arteries and thicken blood vessel […]