Blood Clotting Disorders You Can Inherit

Relatively rare, but increasingly studied, blood clotting disorders present at birth can create problems throughout your life. These disorders usually cause blood clots in veins including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the arms or legs, pulmonary embolism, and blood clots in the brain, intestines and kidneys. They rarely cause blood clots in the arteries. How … Read More

FMD: A Hidden Threat for Middle-Aged Women

Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) is a little-known form of vascular disease that leaves many people vulnerable to stroke and severe high blood pressure in the prime of life. Unfortunately, many doctors are unfamiliar with this disease, which tends to affect younger and middle-aged patients. These patients are primarily otherwise healthy women. So when a woman complains … Read More

7 Things You Should Know About Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a family of diseases many people haven’t heard of. In recent years, however, this has started to change — good news for people with vasculitis and the doctors who care for them. Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels. Vasculitis can occur in a number of different ways. It can occur as  a secondary … Read More