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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 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 […]

Differences Between a Vascular Surgeon and Interventional Radiologist

If your physician has ever recommended you to see a vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist, you may be a bit confused about what that entails. Even though they sound like they are in vastly different types of medicine, there is actually a significant overlap in what kinds of procedures they do. Because there are few […]

How to Stop Leg Pain

Dealing with leg pain can be difficult because it greatly affects your mobility. Some people experience temporary leg pain as a result of a strained muscle or an intense workout session, while others deal with chronic pain due to underlying conditions.

Leg pain can occur due to a variety of reasons including cramps, injury or […]

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. […]

Which Foods Can Lower Cholesterol?

There are two main types of cholesterol: LDL and HDL. LDL, or Low Density Lipoprotein is commonly known as bad cholesterol, as it can speed up the process of plaque or fatty deposits collecting in your arteries. LDL can also increase your risk of getting heart disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD), or having a stroke. […]