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What is Vascular Tissue?

What is Vascular Tissue?
Once oxygenated blood is returned to the heart by lungs, it is pumped throughout your body with the help of your vascular system, also called the circulatory system, consisting of a web of arteries, veins and legs. Arteries send oxygenated blood from the heart to your various body organs.

Capillaries are the […]

Why Are My Legs Swollen?

If one or both of your legs is swollen, it could be due to a variety of reasons. You can have leg swelling also due to fluid buildup simply from being overweight, sitting or standing for long, or being inactive. Fluid buildup happens when the vessels in your legs hold more fluid than they should. […]

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 […]

Waiting Until It’s Too Late

If you’ve ever heard about the effects of smoking, you probably know how bad for your health it can be. At USA Vascular Centers, we think its important that our patients understand the value of their health and want to emphasize the importance of making healthy choices. Read Bradley’s stories and learn about the true […]

Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

This month we are highlight the importance of diabetes education and management for Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 9.3% of the US population has diabetes, and of that over 95% have type 2 diabetes.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to control high levels of […]

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 Puts You at Risk for PAD?

There are many lifestyle choices or diseases that can you put you at risk for vascular disease, specifically Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

One lifestyle choice is smoking. For smokers, the nicotine in cigarettes causes constriction in the walls of your arteries. This constricted space allows plaque buildup in the arteries, and, if too much plaque collects, […]