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The Importance of Treating Vascular Diseases

Several complex vascular diseases range from uncomfortable to severely impacting your life. Vascular conditions affect the circulatory system’s blood vessels, including those diseases that arise in your blood and lymph vessels and those disorders that disrupt your blood flow. Vascular health is incredibly important for all. Different types of vascular diseases can affect the circulatory system...

Exercise and cholesterol
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How Does Exercise Help Lower Cholesterol?

When diagnosed with high cholesterol, patients are often told to increase or introduce exercise into their daily lives. But how does movement help lower cholesterol?  First, it’s essential to understand the two main types of cholesterol in your body:  High-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as ‘good’ cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol....

What is a Thrombectomy?
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What is a Thrombectomy?

A thrombectomy is a surgical procedure used to break down large blood clots in both arteries and veins. The procedure is done under image guidance by endovascular devices. It helps to maintain perfusion in tissues that have reduced blood flow due to thrombus formation.  What is a Thrombus, and How is it Formed? A thrombus...

What is an Aneurysm?
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What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm is defined as a balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. The most common and most dangerous type of aneurysm is an aortic aneurysm. The aorta is the largest artery of the body, and it supplies blood to all the major organs as it arises from the heart. Aneurysms are silent...

Varicose Veins or Spider Veins – How to Tell the Difference
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Varicose Veins or Spider Veins – How to Tell the Difference

Venous conditions are relatively common, especially as we age. While some vein issues are more cosmetic without causing bothersome symptoms, other vein conditions are more severe and require medical treatment. Either way, it’s essential to have a physician diagnose the vein condition properly.  Two of the most common vein disorders include varicose veins and spider...

Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
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Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Varicose veins and spider veins come in all shapes and sizes. The appearance of thin, small veins, such as spider veins or reticular veins, on the body are not always problematic but can be a cosmetic concern. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) notes that more than 40% of people suffer from different variants...

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a disease that affects the deep veins in your body, most commonly occurring in the legs. This disease is characterized by clot formation in one or more of the deep veins leading to various symptoms and complications. The condition affects around 900,000 people annually in the US only, and statistics...

Reasons to See a Vascular Specialist
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Reasons to See a Vascular Specialist

You may be wondering if and when to see a vascular specialist for a health concern. Vascular specialists are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat vascular disease, including diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. Here are common reasons why a patient may see a vascular physician. Arterial conditions  Nearly 6.5 million people in...