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The Function of The Vascular System

The vascular system, also called the circulatory system, consists of vessels that carry blood rich in oxygen and nutrients through the body. Vessels include arteries that carry oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to all body parts from the heart, while veins bring deoxygenated blood and cellular waste to the heart for purification.

There are also tiny […]

Your Toenails and Vascular Health

Your feet and toenails can say a lot about your health. For example, runners tend to have calluses; ladies who wore ill-fitting shoes in their youth tend to suffer from bunions later on; chipped paint on toenails indicates that a person is overdue for a pedicure. However, if you’ve noticed your toenails aren’t growing the […]

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, […]

Is It Arthritis or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Many people with leg pain assume it is just a part of getting older and getting arthritis. However, it is very important to know that Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) can be confused with arthritis. Since PAD can have serious consequences, you should seek medical attention to be sure you know the root cause of your […]