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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).

What You Need to Know About Tired and Aching Legs

Why Do My Legs Ache?
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 be worried that your painful legs could be a sign of something more serious. Experiencing symptoms from PAD can significantly impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How PAD Can Affect Your Mobility and Overall Quality of Life

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) occurs when blood supply through an artery is blocked. The condition most often occurs in leg arteries, where plaque or fatty deposits obstruct the smooth flow of blood. Due to the reduced supply of blood, the muscles in the legs could not get their adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. As […]

How Common is Asymptomatic PAD?

Arteries below the heart usually do not get as much attention as those leading to heart and brain. These peripheral arteries that do not supply blood to the heart and brain can become clogged just like coronary arteries. 

If there is a blood-flow blockage in your leg arteries due to plaque buildup, the condition is known […]