Recognizing the Early Warning Signs of PAD

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects about 200 million people worldwide, including as many as 45 million Americans. Yet despite how widespread it is, many people don’t know about PAD or what signs and symptoms it can cause. PAD happens when arteries outside your heart and lungs (typically your legs or, sometimes, arms) become clogged or blocked. […]

Can You Reverse Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a serious health problem that affects millions of Americans. In fact, about one-fifth of Americans over age 50 have PAD, a disease that becomes more common as we get older. At Prime Heart and Vascular, Rishin Shah, MD, and Kiran Kumar Mangalpally, MD, use a patient-centered approach to PAD treatment, customizing treatment plans to relieve painful […]

5 Ways to Boost Your Health While Managing PAD

Millions of Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition associated with poor circulation in the arteries in the limbs, most commonly the legs. In PAD, arteries become blocked or narrowed by the buildup of sticky plaques that cling to the artery walls. People with PAD frequently have leg cramps and fatigue, especially during physical […]

5 Encouraging Facts About Your PAD Diagnosis

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects about a fifth of Americans over age 50, leaving them at risk for heart attack and stroke. PAD happens when your arteries are clogged by sticky plaques, preventing normal blood flow to your limbs and increasing your risk of dangerous blood clots. PAD is a serious condition, and it’s normal to feel […]

What Does the Carotid Artery Do?

Ever take your own pulse at the base of your neck? You’re feeling for the beat on your carotid artery. You actually have two: one on each side of your head. Your carotid arteries run from your aorta into your brain. As with any other internal organ, your environment and lifestyle can affect their health […]

Tips for Exercising With Peripheral Artery Disease

Nothing can slow you down faster than peripheral artery disease. This condition can cause several uncomfortable symptoms in your legs, ranging from cramping, weakness, and pain to wounds that just don’t heal. With symptoms like these, taking a walk or heading to the gym is often the furthest thing from your mind. However, peripheral artery disease […]

Why Smoking Raises Your Risk of Having an Aoritic Aneurysm

The most important muscle in your body is the heart, which pumps out the blood that keeps your tissues and organs nourished every day of your life. The largest blood vessel in the circulatory system is the aorta, and although it’s highly durable, sometimes its walls weaken and bulge, a phenomenon called an aortic aneurysm. […]

Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease

Heart attacks and strokes can be the devastating result of atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing of your arteries. Arteries are the superhighways that deliver blood and oxygen to other parts of your body, like your legs, your heart, and your brain. If that flow is clogged by a buildup of cholesterol, plaque, fat, or other […]

The Link Between Diabetes and PAD

More than 30 million people suffer from vein problems each year, and more than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or its precursor, prediabetes. These numbers stand out even more when you realize that diabetes is linked to vein conditions. One of those linked conditions is peripheral artery disease (PAD), which can turn painful and serious if left untreated. […]

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

You may know all about how plaque buildup in the blood vessels around your heart and brain increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. But have you given any thought to how plaque can affect the arteries that supply blood to the rest of your body? Known as your peripheral arteries, these […]