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Raise Awareness and Lower Your Risk

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 […]

Long-Term Effects of Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease

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 Arterial Plaque?

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 […]

The High Blood Pressure Epidemic

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults – or about 103 million people in the United States – have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when you have levels 130 over 80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Hypertension is when the long-term force of the blood pushing against your arterial […]

How Excessive Alcohol Use Can Damage Arteries

Having a drink at the end of a long week is very common, but what happens if it becomes more often?  Excessive drinking can negatively impact your health leading to problems with your liver, stomach, brain, heart, and cardiovascular system.Your heart and brain are particularly  vulnerable to  the damaging effects of vascular disease  caused by […]

March 26th, 2019|

Healthy Tips for a Healthy Heart

According to the CDC, about 630,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women of any ethnic group.

American Heart Month focuses on raising awareness of heart disease, while promoting healthy living tips and tools that you can use in your […]

February 8th, 2019|

Top 6 Things That Put You At Risk For PAD

The prevalence of PAD is more common among older adults, due to the weakening of their vascular
structure and functions. This weakening is caused by longer exposure to cardiovascular disease (CVD)
risk factors such as smoking, family history of vascular conditions, high blood pressure or cholesterol,
diabetes, and age. Plaque buildup in the arteries causes obstruction to normal […]

September 19th, 2018|