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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 […]

What Are Warning Signs of Clogged Arteries?

Clogged arteries are most often caused due to the buildup of cholesterol-rich fatty deposits in arteries, called plaque. This waxy substance sticks to the arterial wall, making them harder and more narrow, a condition known as atherosclerosis. 

If you are wondering about the warning signs of clogged arteries, we have come up with a brief description that […]

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 […]

Does Scar Tissue Interfere with PAD Treatment?

When you get injured, your body responds by repairing the damaged tissue, which is known as scar tissue. It can develop as a result of injury, surgery or acne. It’s a thick fibrous tissue which is often formed after surgery or as a result of a disease. When scar tissue is formed around a stitch […]

Do You Have Tired, Achy Legs?

Tired, achy legs are usually not a cause for concern. However, if you are at risk for certain health conditions like heart disease or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), you may feel worried that your painful legs could be a sign of something more serious. Experiencing symptoms from PAD can significantly impact your well-being as it […]

The Stairs to Recovery

The feeling of weakness in the legs isn’t unusual when you’ve been exercising, been on your feet all day, or when you’re under the weather. However, if you’ve recently noticed this feeling of weakness while climbing stairs, then it could indicate an underlying condition.
What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, is […]

A Diabetic’s Guide to Peripheral Artery Disease

One in 20 people living in the U.S. over the age of 50 have peripheral artery disease (PAD); that’s over 12 million individuals! PAD occurs when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries causing large amounts of plaque to accumulate; consequently, creating a blockage of blood flow […]