Recognizing The Early Stages Of Peripheral Artery Disease

Recognizing the early stages of Peripheral Artery Disease can prevent serious damage to your limbs, organs, and brain. Left untreated, the tissues with poor circulation can become infected or die. This is known as gangrene and will require amputation to prevent the spreading of the infection. Before focusing on the early stages of Peripheral Artery Disease, take a look at…

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The Dangers Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

It’s no secret that DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is a high risk of several heart-related conditions. But the risks don’t stop there. The dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis, which is a blood clot in a vein, deep in the body, hide within other health conditions as well. Clots that break away and travel from the lower leg or thigh (where they most often form) to…

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How These 9 Conditions Are Threatening Your Arteries And Veins

A good understanding of how these 9 conditions are threatening your arteries and veins will save you a world of trouble down the line. Some of them have no symptoms until a serious risk such as a heart attack or a stroke starts brewing: sometimes it’s too late. Your arteries and veins are vital to the circulation of blood throughout…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis – Risks, Prevention, Management, and Treatment

A diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot that has formed inside a vein, most commonly deep within a leg. Although it’s not talked about as often as say, heart attacks, nearly half a million Americans are diagnosed with DVT every year, and it’s responsible for up to 100,000 deaths a year. The biggest risk is…

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Healthy Blood Vessels Offer Protection Against Cognitive Decline

On the good news front, current studies strongly suggest that healthy blood vessels offer protection against cognitive decline. If you are heart-healthy in middle age you’ll also be brain-healthy as you age. This is a strong reinforcement of the basic principles of heart health. It’s all about lifestyle choices. In a recent U.S. study – as reported by Reuters Health…

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The Circulatory System-The Team Effort That Keeps You Alive

By now you know that the health of your heart takes priority if you want everything else to work as it should. But one area often overlooked is the Circulatory System, also known as the Vascular System. The Circulatory System includes three independent systems that work together:   ➡ The heart (cardiovascular)   ➡ The lungs (pulmonary)and   ➡ The arteries and veins (systemic). The Circulatory…

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