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When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?
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When Should I See a Doctor about my Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins can be relatively common. In medical terms, they are dilated superficial veins of the lower limb, most commonly due to venous reflux stemming from weakened valvular valves or genetic factors.  For most patients, standing and walking for prolonged periods increases the pressure in the veins of the lower limb resulting in twisted torturous...

What do I Need to Know about High Cholesterol?
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What do I Need to Know about High Cholesterol?

You’ve probably heard about high and low cholesterol, especially regarding food or your health. But what do you need to know about high cholesterol, and why is it important? Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy substance present inside the body. The cells of our body utilize this substance to generate essential nutrients, digestive fluids, Vitamin D,...

What is a Cardiovascular Disease? Tips for Prevention
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What is a Cardiovascular Disease? Tips for Prevention

Cardiovascular diseases include a spectrum of disorders involving the cardiovascular system, consisting of two major components: the heart and blood vessels. Common cardiovascular diseases include: Coronary artery disease (CAD): More commonly referred to as heart failure or myocardial infarction (MI), this condition is about one-third to one-half of cardiovascular disease cases. Cerebrovascular diseases: Examples include...

Signs of blood clot
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What are the Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

You’ve probably heard of blood clots before or been cautioned that you could be at risk. Especially if you see a vascular specialist, you may know even more about this medical condition. Your body has a vascular system that helps transfer blood from and to the heart. Arteries, veins, and capillaries are three essential blood...

About blood pressure
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What Do I Need to Know about my Blood Pressure?

Anyone who has a doctor’s appointment almost always has their blood pressure taken. You’ve most likely had this experience, but maybe don’t even pay attention to the number. Blood pressure refers to the pressure applied by the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The normal blood pressure ranges from less than 120...

Venous Insufficiency
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What are the Signs of Venous Insufficiency?

You may have heard the term venous insufficiency but do not know exactly what it means. In medical terms, the absence of valves and weakening of the veins of lower extremities is known as venous insufficiency. Without healthy valves, blood cannot move back up into the heart properly. This inability can cause blood to accumulate...

vascular health
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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....