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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).

The High Blood Pressure Epidemic

Did you know that one in three adults – or about 103 million people in the United States – have high blood pressure? That’s nearly a third of the U.S. population, and it’s more common than other conditions like cancer, which occurs in one in four adults.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when […]

Why Is My Toenail Not Growing?

As you age, it’s normal to notice your hair or nails not growing as quickly as they used to. When you were in your 20s or 30s, you might have had thick, shiny locks as well as more leg and arm hair. Now that you are approaching your 50s and 60s, it’s natural to notice […]

Why Am I Losing Hair On My Legs?

You’re sitting on the end of your bed putting on your socks when you see that your legs are smooth and shiny. You chalk it up to just losing leg hair with age and go about your daily routine. However, over the next few weeks you start feeling some leg pain and cramping making it […]

Why Is Peripheral Artery Disease Hereditary?

Whether you are experiencing symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) or have been told you are at an increased risk, it’s important to know how your genes impact the likelihood of certain conditions.

In the past, your doctor may have told you that brushing up on your family’s health history is an important thing to do, […]

How to Stop Leg Pain

Dealing with leg pain can be difficult because it greatly affects your mobility. Some people experience temporary leg pain as a result of a strained muscle or an intense workout session, while others deal with chronic pain due to underlying conditions.

Leg pain can occur due to a variety of reasons including cramps, injury or […]

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 […]