Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is when the peripheral arteries to the legs and other extremities narrow. Fats and cholesterol build up in the veins causing plaque deposits. This blockage is called atherosclerosis and is the primary cause of PAD. Insufficient levels of oxygen reach those areas because PAD allows less blood to travel through.
Summertime means shorts or dresses and reminds us that varicose and spider veins are unappealing.
A healthy heart is vital for long-term health. Keep these risk factors in mind when considering the best time to see a cardiologist at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A.
The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 70 minutes of vigorous activity or 2.5 hours of moderate exercise every week. Keeping physically fit reduces the risks of many serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. It also improves cholesterol, blood pressure, bone strength, energy, stamina, and weight. Getting in shape is as easy as walking.
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) is one of the best treatments for varicose veins, enlarged and/or damaged veins, offered at Carolina Heart and Leg, PA. Laser energy, which is a concentrated beam of light, is administered to the targeted tissue.
Damaged leg veins that do not allow blood to flow back to the heart is called Chronic Venous Insufficiency. When the valves in the veins do not work properly, blood flows backward and collects in the legs; causing pain, swelling, and cramps.
Blood clots are a natural phenomenon in a healthy body called coagulation. Platelets and plasma in the blood stream interact to form a clot over an injury to a blood vessel, stopping bleeding. Once the damage to the vessel is healed, the body will safely dissolve the blood clot.
With heart disease being the leading killer of women, it’s necessary to know and manage your risk factors for a better chance of leading a heart-healthy life.
Heart disease is ranked as the leading cause of death in women. Many women, however, will often not recognize the warning signs of Coronary heart disease (CHD) until their health and lives are in extreme danger.
Here are some FAQs to help you stay informed and in better control.
Most women love how high heels make their legs look. They feel taller and more beautiful when wearing them, but the truth is that those gorgeous stilettos can lead to serious health issues. Behind the stylish appeal lies a risk to your vein health especially if you wear them regularly or are already dealing with varicose veins.