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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 […]

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 […]

Why Am I Losing Hair On My Legs?

You’re sitting on the end of your bed putting on your socks when you see that your legs are smooth and shiny. You chalk it up to just losing leg hair with age and go about your daily routine. However, over the next few weeks you start feeling some leg pain and cramping making it […]

How Does Atherosclerosis Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

When you think of erectile dysfunction (ED), you probably think of a temporary issue that is related to stress or aging. Even in the early 20th century, doctors thought ED was a purely psychological issue. Although right before the 21st century, researchers officially recognized that poor blood flow as well as plaque buildup within 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 […]

Why Are My Legs Swollen?

If one or both of your legs is swollen, it could be due to a variety of reasons. You can have leg swelling also due to fluid buildup simply from being overweight, sitting or standing for long, or being inactive. Fluid buildup happens when the vessels in your legs hold more fluid than they should. […]