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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 […]

Can Stress Cause Plaque Buildup In Your Arteries?

Whether you’re trying to meet a deadline at work, managing your finances, losing a loved one, losing your cell phone, or fighting with a family member, stress comes in all shapes and sizes. Throughout your life, stress manifests into new challenges that you are forced to face every single day. When you’re little, stress may […]

Help Lower Your Risk of PAD By Avoiding These Foods

According to an article published recently by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 678,000 people in the U.S. died from obesity-related diseases, such as vascular disease and type 2 diabetes because of poor eating habits. In addition, obesity rates in adults have doubled just in the last 30 years. It’s not new knowledge […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Are Warning Signs of Clogged Arteries?

Clogged arteries are most often caused due to the buildup of cholesterol-rich fatty deposits in arteries, called plaque. This waxy substance sticks to the arterial wall, making them harder and more narrow, a condition known as atherosclerosis. 

If you are wondering about the warning signs of clogged arteries, we have come up with a brief description that […]

What Are the Stages of PAD? 

Peripheral artery disease or PAD is the narrowing of arteries due to fatty deposits. This results in reduced blood flow through the clogged artery. The condition most often occurs in the leg arteries but in some cases, the arteries in arms, head, stomach and kidneys may also be affected.

PAD most often occurs in older adults […]