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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).

Can You Treat PAD with An Atherectomy Procedure?

You’ve recently been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common vascular condition where plaque accumulates with the arteries. Depending on the severity of your PAD, you may experience decreased mobility and painful symptoms. Your doctor gave you pamphlets and information about various treatments, but it feels overwhelming and confusing. It’s especially confusing trying to […]

How Does Gender Affect Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease?

Close to 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from the limiting effects of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common arterial condition that causes the passageways to become blocked with plaque. For many years, it has been common knowledge that PAD is mainly a male-dominated condition; however, new studies have shown that although […]

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 […]

Common Complications of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease or PAD is a vascular circular disorder that causes the arteries outside of your heart and brain to narrow down and obstruct the flow of blood. Legs are the most common location for the narrowing of arteries outside of your heart and brain. When the arteries in your legs are blocked, the […]

Is It Possible to Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease Naturally

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is  a serious condition that occurs when there is too much plaque in the arteries that feed the leg muscles. This condition is fairly common, however treatment is required to find relief. There are some things you can avoid to decrease your risk for developing PAD, but these methods should not […]