High Cholesterol/Hyperlipidemia and Its Role/Causes in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


Overview: High Cholesterol and PAD Cholesterol is a type of fat (and a natural wax-like substance) mostly synthesized by your body, where it plays a role in various bodily processes, one of which is the formation of vitamin D. However, we also consume cholesterol in diet, and when taken in excess, it can build up in … Continue reading High Cholesterol/Hyperlipidemia and Its Role/Causes in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Hypertension and Its Role in the Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease


What Is Hypertension? The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association defines hypertension, or high blood pressure (BP), as:1 elevated BP, with a top reading (called systolic pressure) between 120 and 129 mm Hg and the bottom number (called diastolic pressure) less than 80 mm Hg, and stage 1 hypertension, with the upper … Continue reading Hypertension and Its Role in the Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease

I’ve Been Diagnosed with PAD


What Does a PAD Diagnosis Mean, and What Are My Options? What Is PAD? PAD, or peripheral artery disease, is a disease of the peripheral arteries—arteries that supply blood to the outer areas of your body, in particular, the legs. The key trigger is a buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) in the arteries of your … Continue reading I’ve Been Diagnosed with PAD

How Does Diabetes Injure the Arteries to Cause Peripheral Arterial Disease?


What do diabetes, arteries and peripheral arterial disease have in common? People with diabetes who have uncontrolled blood sugars for a long time are at high risk of developing blood vessel damage and peripheral artery disease (PAD). However, not every person with diabetes develops PAD. Results from the Framingham Heart Study show that up to … Continue reading How Does Diabetes Injure the Arteries to Cause Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Drug-Eluting Balloons to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


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)

Get Your FREE PAD Check List


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