Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.
Leg pain caused by peripheral artery disease can make it tough to navigate activities of daily living. But studies show that supervised exercise therapy can help people with PAD walk farther with less pain.
Women with peripheral artery disease tend to have later diagnosis, quicker progression and worse outcomes than men do. A cardiologist helps explain why and offers tips for managing the disease.
Most people associate cigarette smoking with breathing problems and lung cancer. But smoking is also strongly linked to cardiovascular disease. The link between smoking and cardiovascular disease Smoking is a major cause of atherosclerosis — a buildup of cholesterol, fatty cells and inflammatory deposits (called plaque) on the inner walls of the arteries that can … Read More
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It’s common knowledge that vascular disease (disease of the blood vessels) can lead to heart attack and stroke, but did you know it could also lead to loss of limbs? One serious condition that can lead to loss of limbs is peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which refers to blockages in the arteries outside the heart. … Read More