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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 […]

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 […]

The Vitamin You May Be Forgetting

What is Vitamin K?
The benefits of Vitamin K are very useful for maintaining good overall health. Vitamin K is a nutrient that plays an important role in building bone health and good blood clots, yet most people are not getting enough of it in their diets. There are two different forms of Vitamin K, K1 […]

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What Is Arterial Plaque?

When the average person hears the word “plaque” the first thought that comes to mind is the plaque you get scraped off your teeth during a routine dentist appointment. However, did you know that plaque can accumulate within the arteries?
What is plaque?
Plaque buildup is composed of fatty deposits that clog arteries and thicken blood vessel […]

A Diabetic’s Guide to Peripheral Artery Disease

One in 20 people living in the U.S. over the age of 50 have peripheral artery disease (PAD); that’s over 12 million individuals! PAD occurs when extra fats and cholesterol circulating in the blood collect in the walls of the arteries causing large amounts of plaque to accumulate; consequently, creating a blockage of blood flow […]