Peripheral Vascular Disease

Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor circulation.” An estimated 12 million Americans are affected by the disease, and its incidence increases with age—about one-fifth of people age 70 and older have it. Doctors agree that peripheral circulation problems…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…high blood pressure levels * Coumadin or other anticoagulation therapy * Aortic valve regurgitation * Thrombophlebitis or bloods clots * Peripheral vascular disease in the legs or previous leg amputations * Pregnancy or immediately following cardiac catheterization or bypass surgery After two prior coronary…

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…various pulse points in the extremities, I generally found that what causes cold hands and feet could often be a number of things, from peripheral artery disease, to diabetes and Raynaud’s syndrome. How to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm * Take the “awesome foursome” which can make a real difference…

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Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…, arms, legs, and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor blood circulation,” a phrase often used in the ads you see on television. An estimated 12 million Americans are affected by the disease, and its incidence increases with age—about one…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…sulfur content. But some studies suggest that garlic lowers blood pressure levels by increasing the dilation of blood vessels and reducing peripheral vascular resistance. Others indicate that garlic's antihypertensive value may be related to its ability to prevent the digestive system from turning fat…

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