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November Is American Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association observes November as the American Diabetes Month. Theyintend to use the month to raise awareness about the risk factors associated with diabetes and encourage people to make healthy changes.

Electrocardiograms Used To Determine The Cause Or Type Of Your Angina

Angina is not a disease, but it is a chest pain or discomfort with an assortment of symptoms that many assume are related to something else. It is an important symptom of an underlying condition known as coronary heart disease.

September Is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. High Cholesterol is one of the leading causes of vascular problems. This makes it a good time to have your blood cholesterol checked and take appropriate steps to lower it if it is too high. Here are a few important things you should know about cholesterol so you can know if it might be causing you to have vascular problems.

Preventing Blood Clots In Your Legs

When a blood clot is embedded in one of the major deep veins of the leg, the circulation of blood is blocked. This can result in sudden or acute pain and causes swelling or warmth in the leg that is affected. Medically known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), more than 350,000 individuals in the United States are affected by it every year. There are steps you can take to prevent blood clots in your legs.

All About Your Aorta

According to The Free Dictionary the aorta is “the great artery arising from the left ventricle, being the main trunk from which the systematic arterial system proceeds. It has four divisions: the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, the thoracic aorta, and the abdominal aorta.” It is the largest artery in your body and its tube-like structure is about a foot long and a little over an inch in diameter.

June Is Men’s Health Month

According to Men’s Health Month.orgJune is Men’s Health Month. The purpose behind this time is to increase the awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Recovering From Your Vascular Stenting

Vascular Stenting is a procedure that is used to treat your narrowed arteries. It employs the use to small, expandable tubes (stents) to reduce your symptoms associated with a variety of conditions, including vascular conditions.

Helping Your Family And Friends Help You

If you’ve been diagnosed with vascular disease, it can be difficult to process. The emotional strain and stress that such a diagnosis has in addition to the physical issues you’re experiencing can be tremendous. During this time, you will need a strong support system to help you as you navigate the treatment plan and emotional strain you’re experiencing.

How Can You Know If You Have Angina?

It can be confusing as you consider which chest pain you have and if it’s serious or not. Angina is a type of chest pain that is causes by the reduction of blood flow to your heart. If Angina is left untreated it may lead to a heart attack.

Love Your Legs Again With Sclerotherapy

It’s February and love is in the air everywhere we look. Valentine’s Day is a great time to be reminded of all that we love and can tend to take for granted. How are you feeling about your body?