Plaque In Legs

Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…people age 70 and older have it. Doctors agree that peripheral circulation problems are typically due to plaque buildup in the affected blood vessels—similar to the kind of plaque buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted…

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What Your Feet Say About Your Heart: Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…arteries leading to the brain. The result of this plaque buildup is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness, and cramping. In the early stages of peripheral artery disease, patients commonly complain of cramping and fatigue in the legs and buttocks during activities like walking. Because…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…disease is not limited to the coronary arteries; it can also show up in the legs, the brain, and even the penis. ED can result from the same kind of endothelial damage and dysfunction that occurs in atherosclerosis and the plaque build-up that precedes heart attack and stroke. ED is a marker of endothelial…

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