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Hair Loss on Legs: Watch Out for Peripheral Artery Disease

If you have noticed that you are losing hair on your legs, you may assume it is happening because you're getting older. If you don't feel any different or notice other symptoms, it is easy to brush it off without considering more serious underlying issues. Even without detectable symptoms, you may have developed a condition known as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Why Your Legs are Keeping You Up at Night

Jim woke up sweating from a terrible nightmare in the middle of the night. He laid there for a few minutes trying to collect himself and come back to reality; but the pain in his legs just began to set in, and he was afraid he had an even bigger problem.

Waking up from a nightmare […]

Life Before and After Stent Angioplasty

For nearly 20 years, Tom has taken the two flights of stairs up to his office as part of his morning ritual. He’d often stop on the first floor to say hello to the receptionist, but if he was in a hurry, he would keep on going. Over the last few weeks, however, the stairs […]

Why that Non-Healing Wound Matters to Your Vascular Health

Last month, a neighbor of mine fell while she was walking to her mailbox and scraped her leg very badly. I went to check on her and helped her clean the injury. It’s been weeks now, and I can see the wound on her leg is not healing properly.

If you have a wound that just […]

What Puts You at Risk for PAD?

There are many lifestyle choices or diseases that can you put you at risk for vascular disease, specifically Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

One lifestyle choice is smoking. For smokers, the nicotine in cigarettes causes constriction in the walls of your arteries. This constricted space allows plaque buildup in the arteries, and, if too much plaque collects, […]