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Is There a Blood Test for Peripheral Artery Disease?

You’re sitting at the doctor’s office waiting for the lab to call your name. It’s that time of year to get your annual, routine blood test to make sure you’re in good health. In 2018, it was found that nearly 40 percent of all Americans skip routine tests recommended by their doctor – including blood […]

The Link Between Depression and Leg Pain

According to a poll conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, close to 1 in 10 men experience symptoms of depression and less than half were interested in seeking treatment. As men age, it has been found that feelings of depression and anxiety increase, especially after the age of 65. Additionally, a study published […]

Why Is My Toenail Not Growing?

As you age, it’s normal to notice your hair or nails not growing as quickly as they used to. When you were in your 20s or 30s, you might have had thick, shiny locks as well as more leg and arm hair. Now that you are approaching your 50s and 60s, it’s natural to notice […]

What Do Slow-Healing Wounds On Your Legs Mean?

You’re going about your daily routine, cleaning the house and getting ready to see a friend later in the day when you notice a nagging pain again in your calves. Like usual, you ignore the discomfort and chalk it up to “just getting older” or “wearing the wrong shoes”. You get dressed, put a small […]

Is Getting Peripheral Artery Disease In Your 30s Possible?

You just turned 30 and you’re scheduled for your annual physical. You’re thinking it will be quick since you don’t have to worry about real health issues until your 50s…right? The doctor goes over common men’s health issues and you’re shocked to hear premature peripheral artery disease is on the list. But isn’t that for […]

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 […]

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 […]