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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, we want to explain what arterial revascularization is and how […]

Why Is Peripheral Artery Disease Hereditary?

Whether you are experiencing symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) or have been told you are at an increased risk, it’s important to know how your genes impact the likelihood of certain conditions.

In the past, your doctor may have told you that brushing up on your family’s health history is an important thing to do, […]

Help Lower Your Risk of PAD By Avoiding These Foods

According to an article published recently by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 678,000 people in the U.S. died from obesity-related diseases, such as vascular disease and type 2 diabetes because of poor eating habits. In addition, obesity rates in adults have doubled just in the last 30 years. It’s not new knowledge […]

Which Foods Can Lower Cholesterol?

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