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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 […]

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 […]

Hair Loss on Your Legs? You Might Have a Vascular Problem

Jim started losing the hair on his head the day he turned 40. He remembers thinking about how he might look as an old, bald man. It turns out he didn’t have to wait long. Last year, Jim began to notice he was losing hair on his legs. He thought it was strange, but just […]

Are Your Genes Responsible For Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)?

A Duke University Medical Center study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) discovered that a tiny handful of genes appear to be important clues to understanding why some patients with Peripheral Artery Disease face high rates of amputation and early death while others are spared those consequences.

Dr. Anex, director of medicine at Duke, […]

Peripheral Artery Disease Escalating Worldwide

According to an article published in USA Today more people around the world have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): a serious vascular disease caused by the narrowing of arteries. One of the most classic symptoms of PAD is leg pain during exercise which stops at rest. People with Peripheral Artery Disease are at a higher risk […]

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Leg Pain and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Leg pain or cramps while walking or exercising which stops at rest is called: intermittent claudication and is one of the most classic symptoms of PAD. Millions of Americans over the age of 50 have PAD which causes leg pain. There are others suffering from this condition without any symptoms. PAD is caused by blockage […]