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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).

Calcium Deposits and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What Causes Calcium Deposits?
Calcium is a mineral that naturally occurs in the body and is necessary for one’s general health. When it collects in the wrong place, it can turn into tiny crystals or calcium deposits. Calcium can collect in the arteries where it becomes plaque, which restricts blood flow.

Several factors cause calcium deposits to […]

August 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

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 […]

High Cholesterol and Vascular Disease

Does High Cholesterol Cause Peripheral Artery Disease?
If you have high cholesterol, you need to take extra steps to ensure your maintaining a healthy life. This means eating healthy, getting proper exercise, avoiding inactivity, and not smoking. High cholesterol and vascular disease are both preventable conditions. If you maintain healthy cholesterol, you can significantly decrease your […]

February 12th, 2020|Tags: , |

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 […]

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, […]