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 […]
For nearly 20 years, Tom has taken the two flights of stairs up to his office as part of his morning ritual. He’d often stop on the first floor to say hello to the receptionist, but if he was in a hurry, he would keep on going. Over the last few weeks, however, the stairs […]
Last month, a neighbor of mine fell while she was walking to her mailbox and scraped her leg very badly. I went to check on her and helped her clean the injury. It’s been weeks now, and I can see the wound on her leg is not healing properly.
If you have a wound that just […]
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, […]
Many people with leg pain assume it is just a part of getting older and getting arthritis. However, it is very important to know that Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) can be confused with arthritis. Since PAD can have serious consequences, you should seek medical attention to be sure you know the root cause of your […]
Do you ever wonder what life would be like without Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)? Think about it!
You suffer from cramping pain and tiredness in your legs and hips. Climbing a flight of stairs hurts. Sometimes the pain goes away with rest, but as soon as you move again, it’s back. You got a bad cut […]
If you have Peripheral Artery Disease, you likely suffer from a variety of symptoms that affect your everyday health. USA Vascular Centers can help alleviate your symptoms with non-surgical treatment.
You may notice painful cramping or tiredness in your legs while walking. If you have a wound, it may not heal properly or may be slow […]