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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is PAD Disease? 10 Common Questions

Q1. I have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). What do I do now?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition caused by the blockage or narrowing of arteries due to plaque build-up. If left untreated, PAD can lead to even more serious complications like heart stroke or limb amputation. If you are experiencing signs of this common […]

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 […]