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Which Foods Can Lower Cholesterol?

There are 2 main types of cholesterol: LDL and HDL. LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein is commonly known as bad cholesterol, it can speed up the process of plaque or fatty deposits in your arteries, and increase your risk of getting heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease or PAD. HDL cholesterol, or High Density […]

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a common yet serious condition where plaque or fatty deposits made up largely of cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium, and fatty substances build up in your arteries. It’s a major cause of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), heart attack, and stroke in Americans every year. Besides PAD, atherosclerosis can also cause below diseases:

Angina […]

Is It Possible to Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease Naturally

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is  a serious condition that occurs when there is too much plaque in the arteries that feed the leg muscles. This condition is fairly common, however treatment is required to find relief. There are some things you can avoid to decrease your risk for developing PAD, but these methods should not […]

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 […]

High Cholesterol and Vascular Disease

Does High Cholesterol Cause Peripheral Artery Disease?
If you have high cholesterol, you need to take extra steps to ensure your maintaining a healthy life. This means eating healthy, getting proper exercise, avoiding inactivity, and not smoking. High cholesterol and vascular disease are both preventable conditions. If you maintain healthy cholesterol, you can significantly decrease your […]

February 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

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). This 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|