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Hair Loss on Legs: Watch Out for Peripheral Artery Disease

If you have noticed that you are losing hair on your legs, you may assume it is happening because you're getting older. If you don't feel any different or notice other symptoms, it is easy to brush it off without considering more serious underlying issues. Even without detectable symptoms, you may have developed a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

How Does Gender Affect Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease?

Close to 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from the limiting effects of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common arterial condition that causes the passageways to become blocked with plaque. For many years, it has been common knowledge that PAD is mainly a male-dominated condition; however, new studies have shown that although […]

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. […]

Different Types of Stents

Types of Stents Used for the Treatment of PAD and May-Thurner Syndrome
Stents are small expandable tubes, which open narrowed or blocked arteries. Stents can consist of metal mesh, fabric, silicone or a combination of different materials. Each stent has a different use and purpose based on the material and size.
6 Types of Stents Commonly Known […]

Why Your Legs are Keeping You Up at Night

Jim woke up sweating from a terrible nightmare in the middle of the night. He laid there for a few minutes trying to collect himself and come back to reality; but the pain in his legs just began to set in, and he was afraid he had an even bigger problem.

Waking up from a nightmare […]

Life Before and After Stent Angioplasty

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 […]