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What you need to know about peripheral artery disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an often dangerously undiagnosed circulatory condition that affects as many as 12 million Americans. Read on to learn what it is, what the warning signs are, what treatment options are available and what you can do. Definition PAD is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that serve the stomach, arms …

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How sclerotherapy works to erase spider veins

If you have clusters of purple, red and blue squiggly lines under the skin of your legs and ankles, you don’t have to live with them. While spider veins typically aren’t painful, they can be unsightly for many patients who try to cover them up with clothing. Dr. Zakhary uses sclerotherapy to remove spider veins. …

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Why you should take leg swelling seriously

If you’re experiencing leg swelling in any part of your legs, it’s important to pay attention to the symptoms and seek medical attention. How do you know when leg swelling could indicate a more serious condition? Read on to learn more about the causes and when to seek medical attention. Causes of leg swelling Leg …

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How high blood pressure can damage your arteries and heart

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the silent killer. Over time, high blood pressure can damage your body without you even experiencing symptoms. Read on to learn how complications from uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your arteries and heart, in particular. High blood pressure is hard on your arteries. Arteries are designed …

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Wound Care Glendale, AZ

5 things you need to know about wound healing

When your body is trying to heal a wound, the time it takes to heal is determined by many things, including the depth and width of the wound, the type of injury and the amount of contamination. Poor wound healing means it takes longer than normal for the regrowth of skin. This opens up the …

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An alternative to vein stripping for painful varicose veins

So many patients with varicose veins avoid surgery because of the bruising and pain associated with vein stripping. You don’t have to put up with painful varicose veins. There are a few different treatments to consider such as vein stripping surgery or minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Dr. Zachary specializes in RF ablation, which can …

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carotid artery disease

Know the risk factors for carotid artery disease

Carotid artery disease refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries, which are two large blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head. A buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol plaque will cause narrowing and obstruction. When the carotid arteries are obstructed, it decreases blood flow to the brain and can lead to …

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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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