Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects approximately 8.5 million people in the United States. PAD causes poor blood circulation to the kidneys, intestines, arms, legs, and feet—leading to tissue and nerve injury or damage. Men and woman are equally affected by PAD; however, veterans are associated with an increased risk. Comparing Peripheral Vascular Functions of Veterans … Continue reading Is There A Link Between Veterans and PAD?
As we age, it’s not uncommon to come across health and medical issues. Unfortunately, many of us delay going to the doctor if symptoms appear minor or seem to diminish over time. If you or a family member has Peripheral Arterial Disease and don’t know it, ignoring even the tiniest of PAD symptoms can lead … Continue reading 6 PAD Symptoms You Cannot Ignore
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)
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
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
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?
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?
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)
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 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