Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be asymptomatic or be severe enough to make walking or moving your arms or legs difficult. It can even prevent wounds or ulcers from healing appropriately. PAD is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries that carry blood to your legs and feet, restricting blood flow.
Following up from our previous post, Why Are My Legs Swelling, we wanted to further explore this topic and discuss some of the treatment options that may be available to help alleviate your swollen legs, a.k.a, peripheral edema.
Leg swelling can be a painful and scary experience. There are numerous potential causes of this condition from circulatory to environmental to inflammatory. In this article we discuss some of the most common causes of leg swelling, also known as peripheral edema.
May is Stroke Awareness Month. Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide and a leading cause of disability. Understanding the warning signs and preventative methods to identify a stroke can help you lead a healthier life, which is one of our primary goals at The Cardiovascular Care Group.
March is National Nutrition Month. Understanding the correlation between eating proper foods and its affects on vascular health is an important topic for us to discuss. Let's talk about some of causes of poor circulation and 6 foods that can help improve this vascular issue.
Carotid artery disease, also known as carotid artery stenosis, is a common condition that is usually caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The carotid arteries bring blood to the brain so it may function. When plaque builds up in the carotid artery, a piece can break off traveling to the brain and[…]