Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), affects 8 to 12 million people in the United States, especially those over 50. This article will help provide valuable information about the causes of this disease. Please share with someone you care about. Plaque formation in your arteries While there are various causes of Peripheral … Continue reading How Did I Get Peripheral Vascular Disease?
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What Are Drug-Eluting Balloons? Drug-eluting balloons, or DEBs, are balloons coated with medicines (like paclitaxel) to improve the patency of the narrowed blood vessels in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). These balloons coat the inner walls of the affected blood vessels and prevent them from getting blocked again. Hence, scientific experts also refer them to as … Continue reading Drug-Eluting Balloons to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Are there any foods or diets that are good for veins and vascular health? As quoted by the famous author, Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, “You are what you eat,” the health of your body reflects what you’re putting into it. In other words, diet plays a critical role in maintaining the health of all your body systems, … Continue reading Eating Right for Healthy Veins: Health Food Tips
The Link Between Diabetes and PAD What is the link between peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and diabetes? The presence of diabetes can greatly enhance your risk of developing peripheral arterial disease. It is, however, unclear how many people with PAD have diabetes. The Framingham Heart Study revealed that 20% of people with symptomatic PAD have … Continue reading Peripheral Arterial Disease and Diabetes
Is Treatment for Vein Issues or Venous Disease Right For You? Pain, heaviness in the leg or foot? Ankle or leg swelling? Leg cramps? Itching skin on legs? Leg tingling? Bluish or brownish, flaky skin? Restless legs? Leg or foot sores? Varicose veins? Wondering if Venous Disease or Vein Disease treatment is right for you? Download our … Continue reading Get Your FREE Venous Disease Check List
Vein disease can develop slowly, taking years to become symptomatic. Although signs and symptoms range from mild discomfort to sharp pain, all have one thing in common: ignoring vein disease allows the underlying venous insufficiency issue to progress. People often don’t get the right treatment until their disease reaches a critical point. That’s why it … Continue reading Vein Disease: How to Recognize in Family, Friends and Next Steps
Is Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Right For You? Painful muscle cramping in hips, thighs or calves when walking, climbing stairs or exercising? Pain goes away when you rest? Coldness in your lower leg or foot? Leg numbness or weakness? Wondering if Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) treatment is right for you? Download our FREE PAD … Continue reading Get Your FREE PAD Check List
Vascular disease affects the blood vessels (arteries or veins) that supply and drain blood to and from the body parts respectively. These pipe-like vessels can become prone to disease due to a variety of factors. Although the signs and symptoms of the venous and arterial disease are completely discrete, it is important that you spot … Continue reading Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD): How to Recognize PVD in Loved Ones and How You Can Help
What Is May-Thurner Syndrome? Your blood vessels transmit blood to various parts of your body. The arteries carry the blood away from the heart while the veins bring it back. At times, your veins and arteries can cross over one another. In most cases, that is not a big problem. However, if you have a condition called May-Thurner syndrome, things … Continue reading What Is May-Thurner Syndrome and How Is It Related to DVT?