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10 Factors That Put You At Risk For a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men. Knowing your risk factors can help you take steps to prevent heart attacks and improve your heart health along the way.
Apr 9th, 2024
What Your Swelling Feet and Ankles May Be Telling You

What Your Swelling Feet and Ankles May Be Telling You

Swelling in your lower legs and feet can happen for different reasons, including underlying cardiovascular problems. Even when swelling is benign, it isn’t normal — and it should always be evaluated. Here, learn some possible causes.
Mar 6th, 2024
My Varicose Veins Ache. What Can I Do?

My Varicose Veins Ache. What Can I Do?

Varicose veins are a relatively common problem for many people, especially as they get older. Beyond their unattractive appearance, varicose veins can cause achiness, cramps, and other painful symptoms. Here’s how vein treatment can help.
Feb 2nd, 2024
Little-Known Causes of Chest Pain

Little-Known Causes of Chest Pain

Chest pain is a common medical complaint for women and men of all ages. Though heart attacks are one possible cause, there are lots of other potential causes, too. In this post, learn what could be causing your chest pain.
Jan 12th, 2024
Understanding the Four Stages of Heart Failure

Understanding the Four Stages of Heart Failure

Heart failure affects millions of Americans, but fortunately, there are ways to manage it. Identifying the four stages of heart failure plays a key role in treatment. If you have heart failure, here’s what you should know about these stages.
Dec 1st, 2023
Save Money and Protect Your Health with Preventive Cardiology

Save Money and Protect Your Health with Preventive Cardiology

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when it comes to cardiology, it’s certainly true. Preventive cardiology focuses on reducing the risk of heart disease, so you can enjoy better health and reduced care costs in the future.
Oct 1st, 2023
Recognizing the Early Warning Signs of PAD

Recognizing the Early Warning Signs of PAD

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a chronic disease that can have life-threatening consequences. Fortunately, it can be managed — but getting early treatment is critical. Be on the lookout for these symptoms.
Sep 1st, 2023
Understanding Your Risk Factors for Vein Problems

Understanding Your Risk Factors for Vein Problems

Vein problems are common, and without treatment, they can cause significant complications and take a big toll on your life and your health. Knowing your risk factors can help you take steps to prevent problems.
Aug 1st, 2023
Can You Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Can You Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects millions of Americans, increasing their risks of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications. Two big questions: Can you reverse PAD? And what can you do to manage it and stay healthy?
Jul 2nd, 2023
When to Consider Compression Stockings for Your Varicose Veins

When to Consider Compression Stockings for Your Varicose Veins

Varicose veins happen when tiny valves inside your veins stop working. Compression stockings can help by supporting vein health and encouraging blood to flow in the right direction. Here’s how to tell if compression stockings are right for you.
Jun 2nd, 2023
5 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease

5 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease

Most people know heart disease is common, but that’s often where their knowledge ends. In this post, you’ll learn five lesser-known facts about heart disease, so you can understand your risks a little bit better.
May 1st, 2023
4 Non-Invasive Treatments for Vein Problems

4 Non-Invasive Treatments for Vein Problems

Every part of your body depends on your circulatory system to stay healthy. If you have a vein problem, there can be serious consequences. Luckily, there are lots of options for treating vein issues, including the nonsurgical options in this post.
Apr 1st, 2023
5 Ways to Boost Your Health While Managing PAD

5 Ways to Boost Your Health While Managing PAD

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects millions of Americans, increasing the risk of serious complications. Fortunately, you can take steps to manage PAD and improve your overall health, too. Here are five such steps you can start today.
Mar 1st, 2023
Sleep Loss and Heart Disease: Understanding the Link

Sleep Loss and Heart Disease: Understanding the Link

There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep for improving your mood and helping you feel more alert — and as it turns out, your heart loves sleep, too. Here’s how sleep and heart health are related, along with some tips to help you improve both.
Feb 2nd, 2023
How Does Menstruation Affect Varicose Veins?

How Does Menstruation Affect Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins aren’t just unsightly — they can also be quite painful. For many women, though, painful symptoms are worse during their periods. Here’s why — and how — we can help.
Jan 16th, 2023
Leg Pain and Vein Disease: Understanding the Link

Leg Pain and Vein Disease: Understanding the Link

If you have pain in your legs, it’s easy to assume it’s from physical exertion or maybe the aches and pains of getting older. But chronic leg pain is not normal — and often, it’s caused by your veins. Here’s how the two are related.
Dec 1st, 2022
5 Encouraging Facts About Your PAD Diagnosis

5 Encouraging Facts About Your PAD Diagnosis

Peripheral artery disease is a serious condition that needs ongoing management. However, with the right treatment plan, you can stay healthy. Here are five things you should know about PAD and your health.
Nov 1st, 2022
 4 Ways to Minimize Your Spider Veins

4 Ways to Minimize Your Spider Veins

With their purplish, bluish, or reddish weblike appearance, spider veins are aptly named. They’re also common — but you can take steps to reduce your risk of spider veins and their symptoms. Here are four tips to try.
Oct 4th, 2022
How Does COVID-19 Affect the Heart?

How Does COVID-19 Affect the Heart?

COVID-19 infection has been linked with serious heart problems, even in people who haven’t been diagnosed with heart disease. If you’ve had COVID-19, here are five ways the infection could harm your heart.
Sep 7th, 2022
5 Reasons to See a Specialist About Your Veins

5 Reasons to See a Specialist About Your Veins

Your vascular system is a complex system of delicate blood vessels that are vulnerable to their own health issues. If your veins are in trouble, you may have symptoms, and we can help. Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2022
The Link Between Sleep Quality and Heart Health

The Link Between Sleep Quality and Heart Health

Think missing a few hours of sleep every few nights is okay? Think again. Quality deep sleep is one of the most important elements of optimal long-term health, including the health of your heart. Read on to learn more.
Jul 13th, 2022
5 Common Signs of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

5 Common Signs of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Though most cases of varicose veins are harmless, other cases might be a sign of a chronic condition. Fortunately, your providers are specialists in protecting and restoring your legs. Read on to learn more.
Jun 1st, 2022
How Improved Sleep Can Benefit Your Heart

How Improved Sleep Can Benefit Your Heart

Taking care of your heart can be more relaxing than you think. Quality sleep is best for your overall health, but sleep plays a special role in protecting your longevity. Keep reading to learn how restorative sleep helps you maintain heart health.
May 1st, 2022
5 Signs of Cardiomyopathy

5 Signs of Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy can be a scary condition, or it may have no effect on your daily life at all. Concerning though this may sound, the keys to a long and healthy life are a proper diagnosis and understanding the signs.
Apr 1st, 2022
Why Does My Heart Race at Night?

Why Does My Heart Race at Night?

When your heart is beating fast, but you aren’t moving fast, it can be terrifying and worrying. If you’ve been having strange cardiac symptoms, read on to learn more about what might be affecting you.
Mar 1st, 2022
Why Do My Varicose Veins Hurt?

Why Do My Varicose Veins Hurt?

Varicose veins have their own set of symptoms: Most are usually mild, but some can also be painful. If your varicose veins are causing you pain, it’s time to consider treatment.
Feb 1st, 2022
5 Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

5 Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are terrifying, life-threatening events. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to reduce your chances of having a heart attack, and they may be easier than you think.
Jan 1st, 2022
What Causes Fluttering In Your Chest?

What Causes Fluttering In Your Chest?

If you have a new love in your life or on the flip side, if you’ve been startled or frightened, you may have a flutter in your chest. That flutter could also indicate a more serious condition. Read on to learn more.
Dec 5th, 2021
Do Varicose Veins Bring Health Risks?

Do Varicose Veins Bring Health Risks?

Part of growing older is watching our bodies change. For some of us, that includes varicose veins. They aren’t attractive to many people, but what they could mean for your health may surprise you. Read on to learn more.
Nov 7th, 2021
Beyond Chest Pain: Lesser Known Signs of a Heart Attack

Beyond Chest Pain: Lesser Known Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks can be scary, but what’s scarier is not knowing that you’re having one. Read on to learn more about heart attack symptoms that you may not have known before as well as what happens during an attack.
Oct 1st, 2021
Are You at Risk for an Aortic Aneurysm?

Are You at Risk for an Aortic Aneurysm?

There are plenty of good reasons to take care of your arteries, but reducing your risk for an aortic aneurysm could make a huge difference in your health and longevity. If you’re at risk, we’re here to help.
Sep 1st, 2021
Should I Be Worried about Tachycardia?

Should I Be Worried about Tachycardia?

So many things can affect your heart, but you don’t always have to worry about little things. When little things happen more often, though, it’s time to see a cardiologist. Learn more about rapid heart rates and your health.
Aug 4th, 2021

What Does the Carotid Artery Do?

You have several arteries in your body, but your carotid artery is one of the few whose names you probably know. If you don’t know how important your carotid artery is to your vascular system, here are some interesting points.
Jul 18th, 2021

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

The sight of veins at the surface of the skin is one of the most recognizable signs of varicose veins. This often-uncomfortable condition becomes more likely with age, but we have a variety of treatments to help you to heal.
Jun 9th, 2021

Lifestyle Adjustments for Living With Atrial Fibrillation

Even though atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common type of rhythmic heart disorder, it’s potentially dangerous and raises your risk for heart attack and stroke. Changing your lifestyle helps restore a normal rhythm and reduce complications.
Apr 11th, 2021

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk?

Spider veins are a common problem that can be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. Find out if these abnormal veins pose a health risk.
Mar 1st, 2021

Life After a Heart Attack

If you’ve had a heart attack, it’s more important than ever to do all you can to protect your heart and improve your health, too. Here are six steps you can take — starting right now — to help your heart stay healthy after a heart attack.
Feb 10th, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Shortness of Breath

Struggling to catch your breath after a brisk run isn’t a cause for concern, but if you can’t breathe properly even at rest you may have a serious problem. Learn more about what shortness of breath means to your health.
Jan 5th, 2021

Different Kinds of Vein Problems

Vein problems are common, especially as you get older. Although they are often not serious, they can be cause for serious concern in some cases. Learn more about the different kinds of vein problems.
Dec 1st, 2020

Can You Ignore Chest Pain?

Chest pain can signal all sorts of medical conditions, from muscle strain to a heart attack. Can you ignore chest pain? No! Here’s why.
Nov 8th, 2020

Tips for Exercising With Peripheral Artery Disease

Do peripheral artery disease symptoms have you sitting on the sidelines, watching life pass you by? This painful condition can make the smallest movements feel impossible. You can regain your active lifestyle with these exercise tips.
Oct 15th, 2020

The Link Between Stress and Hypertension

There’s a link between stress and hypertension. A poor diet or smoking cigarettes can cause hypertension. And you might react to stress by smoking or stress eating. So, how you manage stress may be causing—or worsening—your hypertension.
Aug 31st, 2020

How Viral Infections Affect Your Heart

Viral heart infections can cause a number of symptoms. Knowing what they are can help you get the care you need as soon as possible, so you can prevent a worsening condition. Here’s what you should know.
Aug 19th, 2020

Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Genetics and lifestyle can both affect your risk for heart disease. Combined, the influence is strong. Find out how your family history plays into your risk for heart disease, plus symptoms to look out for.
May 21st, 2020

Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease

You’ve heard of a heart attack, but what about a brain attack? You may know it better as a stroke, which can come from the same conditions that cause a heart attack. Here’s how to spot the signs of carotid artery disease and prevent a stroke.
Mar 18th, 2020

When Do Chest Pains Warrant a Trip to the ER?

When you’re experiencing pain or tightness in your chest, it can be difficult to know whether it’s just passing heartburn or something more serious. We understand this uncertainty, so we’ve provided some signs that your chest pain may justify an ER visit.
Feb 1st, 2020

Recognizing the Red Flags of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that impacts blood flow to your lower body, affects nearly 40% of people in the United States. Here’s how to spot the red flag symptoms that indicate you may have this condition and when to contact a doctor.
Jan 1st, 2020

The Many Causes of Chest Pain

Chest pain can have many different causes, some of them quite serious, even potentially deadly. By knowing the many causes of chest pain, you may be able to determine if you need to head to the doctor.
Dec 1st, 2019

Know the Signs of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, can lead to serious, even fatal, medical events. Learn more about this condition so you can spot the symptoms and get treatment.
Nov 1st, 2019

The Link Between Diabetes and PAD

Diabetes, one of the most common chronic diseases in America, puts you at high risk for peripheral artery disease — a serious complication of the blood vessels throughout your body. Learn whether you’re at risk.
Oct 1st, 2019

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Veins

If you’ve noticed unsightly large blue or purple veins causing the skin on your legs to protrude outward, you may have varicose veins. Even being moderately overweight can cause varicose veins and other vein problems.
Sep 1st, 2019

Why Are Women More Susceptible to Varicose Veins?

If you’re a woman, you’re twice as likely to develop varicose veins as men. Furthermore, your risk of developing them increases as you get older. While you may be more susceptible to developing varicose veins, you don’t have to live with them.
Jul 25th, 2019

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Plaque can affect any blood vessel in your body, including your peripheral arteries. If too much plaque clings to your artery walls, you can wind up with peripheral artery disease. Find out what it is and what you can do to prevent or treat it.
Jun 13th, 2019
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How Stress Affects Your Heart

From your pile of bills to your deadlines at work, stress seems inescapable. But the amount of stress you have and how you react to it can be bad for your health, especially your heart, and shouldn’t be swept aside as a fact of life.
May 15th, 2019

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024