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Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a common yet serious condition where plaque or fatty deposits made up largely of cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium, and fatty substances build up in your arteries. It’s a major cause of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), heart attack, and stroke in Americans every year. Besides PAD, atherosclerosis can also cause below diseases:

Angina […]

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 […]

Your Toenails and Vascular Health

Your feet and toenails can say a lot about your health. For example, runners tend to have calluses; ladies who wore ill-fitting shoes in their youth tend to suffer from bunions later on; chipped paint on toenails indicates that a person is overdue for a pedicure. However, if you’ve noticed your toenails aren’t growing the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Common is Asymptomatic PAD?

Arteries below the heart usually do not get as much attention as those leading to heart and brain. These peripheral arteries that do not supply blood to the heart and brain can become clogged just like coronary arteries. 

If there is a blood-flow blockage in your leg arteries due to plaque buildup, the condition is known […]