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Frequently asked questions about peripheral artery disease

As many as 12 million people in the United States have a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD). All too often it is dangerously undiagnosed, which is why it’s important to have regular check-ups and screenings with your doctor if you are exhibiting signs or symptoms. Here are some frequently asked questions about this disease: …

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Varicose Veins

8 ways to improve vein health

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins in the legs and feet that many people find unsightly and uncomfortable. They are caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves. The risk of varicose veins increases with age, and women are more likely to have them than men. Pregnancy, sitting or standing for long periods, obesity …

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How to Detect and Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Before It Ruptures

It is estimated that 200,000 people in the United States have an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), which is a bulge or ballooning in the lower part of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. The aorta carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The area of the aorta in …

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6 Fast Facts About Vnus Closure® Treatment for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect more than 20 million Americans. While some people may not experience any discomfort, many do suffer from painful varicose veins. Traditionally, these patients would undergo vein stripping surgery. Dr. Zakhary uses radiofrequency ablation technology called VNUS Closure® rather than vein stripping to treat painful varicose veins. Here are 6 fast facts about …

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5 Things You Should Know About Carotid Artery Disease

As the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, stroke can happen due to several conditions. One of those is carotid artery disease, which is when plaque builds up and blocks the arteries on either side of the neck that carries blood to the head, face and brain. Knowing the risk factors and the …

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9 Things You Need to Know About Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Having spider or varicose veins can be more than a cosmetic problem – it can be painful. Here, we break down the differences between and share nine things you may not know about spider and varicose veins: Abnormal veins are more common in women. There are several contributing factors to spider and varicose veins, including age …

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