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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 […]

Arterial Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Disease

We’ve all done it; Googled our symptoms online and attempted to self-diagnose ourselves before ever setting foot into a doctor’s office. For most people, this can become quite confusing especially when difficult medical terms like revascularization come up in our search.

Before jumping to any conclusions, we want to explain what arterial revascularization is and how […]

Acupuncture and Peripheral Artery Disease

If you’re experiencing leg pain, open sores, difficulty walking or climbing stairs, it’s only natural to seek out a “quick” treatment that doesn’t involve surgery. People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) may show no symptoms or they may be living with daily struggles that make mobility almost impossible. If you’re in the latter category, the […]

How Does Gender Affect Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease?

Close to 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 suffer from the limiting effects of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a common arterial condition that causes the passageways to become blocked with plaque. For many years, it has been common knowledge that PAD is mainly a male-dominated condition; however, new studies have shown that although […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]