PAD Patients Got Moving with Dark Chocolate
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) reduces blood flow to the limbs, which can make it painful to walk for some patients. Eating a certain tasty treat before going on a walk may ease some of that pain.
Walking Gives Leg Up on Clogged Limb Arteries
With peripheral artery disease, arteries narrow and harden, decreasing blood flow to the legs. To relieve the pain and improve circulation, one of the simplest and most effective solutions may be walking.
Marriage is Good For The Heart
Marital status can affect people's lives in very many ways. It can even affect a person's and a couple's physical health.
Mediterranean Diet Might Be Good for Arteries
Could consuming the healthy fats, fish and perhaps even red wine of the Mediterranean diet help prevent a certain artery disease? Maybe so, according to a new study.
Fitness May be Key for Heart Disease Patients
Fitness is important to many people, but new research hints that it might be an issue of life or death to some patients with heart disease.
Stents vs. Surgery for Clogged Arteries
People with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the legs may not need to go to the extremes of surgery to treat their condition.
Peripheral Artery Disease Rate Soars
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs. The disease not only causes leg pain, but also triples the risk for heart attack or stroke. And it seems rates of PAD have risen worldwide.
Using Your Feet to Build Up Weak Legs
Limbs slowed and weakened by arteries with plaque build-up can benefit from exercise. Sometimes, patients with those problems have no choice but to create their own exercise plans.
Saving Limbs With Clogged Arteries
With peripheral arterial disease, plaque builds up in arteries, often in the legs. While patients are in danger of losing a limb, restoring blood flow can reduce the need for amputations.
Lifestyle Changes Maximize PAD Surgery Success
Scheduling surgery for a blocked leg artery? You may be able to do more than you think to ensure your procedure is a success. Simple lifestyle changes prior to an operation appear to lower the risk of complications and reduce the chance of a repeat surgery.