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The “Silent Killer”

What is the “Silent Killer”?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer because untreated high blood pressure increases risk for various life threatening conditions. Hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, dementia, and even blindness.

The Risks
High blood pressure also increases the risk for vascular diseases like Peripheral Artery Disease(PAD).┬áThis condition […]

January 9th, 2020|Tags: , |

Understanding Peripheral Artery Disease Symptoms and Complications

Peripheral Artery Disease, also known as PAD, is a common yet serious condition, affecting 1 out of every 20 Americans over the age of 50. PAD is the narrowing of the peripheral arteries, commonly affecting the arteries in the pelvis and legs.

December 23rd, 2019|

The Vitamin You May Be Forgetting

What is Vitamin K?
The benefits of Vitamin K are very useful for maintaining good overall health. Vitamin K is a nutrient that plays an important role in building bone health and good blood clots, yet most people are not getting enough of it in their diets. There are two different forms of Vitamin K, K1 […]

December 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Waiting Until It’s Too Late

If you’ve ever heard about the effects of smoking, you probably know how bad for your health it can be. At USA Vascular Centers, we think its important that our patients understand the value of their health and want to emphasize the importance of making healthy choices. Read Bradley’s stories and learn about the true […]

5 Things Only People with PAD Can Understand

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 […]

Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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 […]

10 Essential Heath Tests Every Man Over 50 Should Know

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 […]