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How to Avoid Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease Prevention
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition primarily caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries. As the plaque collects, it narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow, preventing adequate circulation of oxygen and nutrients. PAD most commonly affects the legs, and if the disease progresses without treatment, […]

October 12th, 2021|

HDL vs. LDL Cholesterol: What You Should Know 

What is the Difference Between HDL and LDL Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a pliable substance that helps you make cell membranes, hormones, and vitamin D. Located in your blood, it is produced by your liver and comes from the foods you eat. Along with cholesterol, other fats like triglycerides are particles located in your bloodstream and are […]

September 3rd, 2021|

Foods to Eat for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Foods to Eat for PAD as Part of Treatment
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that affects your legs and general mobility. When the arteries are partially or fully blocked with plaque buildup, it constricts blood flow to the muscles. PAD patients may experience discomfort and pain in their legs, because the lack of blood […]

August 24th, 2021|

Is There a Blood Test for Peripheral Artery Disease?

You’re sitting at the doctor’s office waiting for the lab to call your name. It’s that time of year to get your annual, routine blood test to make sure you’re in good health. In 2018, it was found that nearly 40 percent of all Americans skip routine tests recommended by their doctor – including blood […]

The High Blood Pressure Epidemic

Did you know that one in three adults – or about 103 million people in the United States – have high blood pressure? That’s nearly a third of the U.S. population, and it’s more common than other conditions like cancer, which occurs in one in four adults.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when […]

Predicting Amputation Due to Diabetes and PAD

If you have type 2 diabetes and amputation is always a looming worry in the back of your mind, we understand that can be debilitating. Actively managing type 2 diabetes by taking medications, adjusting your diet, and exercising regularly can be exhausting enough without adding in the constant worry of losing a limb.

Thankfully, a new […]

Arterial Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Disease

We’ve all done it; Googled our symptoms online and attempted to self-diagnose ourselves before ever setting foot into a doctor’s office. For most people, this can become quite confusing especially when difficult medical terms like revascularization come up in our search.

Before jumping to any conclusions, Dr. Yan Katsnelson explains what arterial revascularization is and how […]