Melanie has varicose veins on both her legs. To make matters worse, she works a retail job where she is usually standing 8 to 10 hours a day at the same station. She’s heard there are steps she can take to reduce vein disease and improve vein health, one of which is to get off … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Reduce Vein Disease If You Work Retail
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects approximately 8.5 million people in the United States. PAD causes poor blood circulation to the kidneys, intestines, arms, legs, and feet—leading to tissue and nerve injury or damage. Men and woman are equally affected by PAD; however, veterans are associated with an increased risk. Comparing Peripheral Vascular Functions of Veterans … Continue reading Is There A Link Between Veterans and PAD?
Imagine finally getting the chance to lie down in bed after another long day. All you want to do is drift off to sleep, but you can’t shake this uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It’s been going on for months and is slowly changing over from a mild annoyance to intolerable. You may have … Continue reading Do You Have Restless Leg Syndrome?
Uncontrolled diabetes can affect every part of your body, from your eyesight and feet to the way your nerves and heart function. When you live with diabetes, you begin to understand the continuous and life-altering demands of the disease, and the burden of dealing with potential complications. If you or a loved one have received … Continue reading Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes and Vascular Disease
Certain health conditions tend to affect women more than men, whether it is breast cancer, osteoarthritis, or menopause. Does this hold true for varicose veins as well? According to research—yes; you can add spider and varicose veins to the list. If you are a woman and suffer from varicose veins, you are far from alone. … Continue reading Are Spider and Varicose Veins More Prevalent In Women?
As we age, it’s not uncommon to come across health and medical issues. Unfortunately, many of us delay going to the doctor if symptoms appear minor or seem to diminish over time. If you or a family member has Peripheral Arterial Disease and don’t know it, ignoring even the tiniest of PAD symptoms can lead … Continue reading 6 PAD Symptoms You Cannot Ignore
Dear valued patients of Dr. Karen McQuade: This is to inform you that effective November 15, 2019, Dr. Karen McQuade will no longer practice medicine with Precision Vascular. Other highly qualified physicians at Precision Vascular are available to continue your medical care. If you are a patient of Dr. McQuade, a representative of Precision Vascular … Continue reading Notice to Patients
Overview: High Cholesterol and PAD Cholesterol is a type of fat (and a natural wax-like substance) mostly synthesized by your body, where it plays a role in various bodily processes, one of which is the formation of vitamin D. However, we also consume cholesterol in diet, and when taken in excess, it can build up in … Continue reading High Cholesterol/Hyperlipidemia and Its Role/Causes in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
What Does This Mean And What Are My Options? What Is Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency? To appreciate exactly what is lower extremity venous insufficiency, first, let’s see what happens in normal healthy veins. Healthy leg veins contain one-way valves that function to keep the blood flowing in one direction. In addition, muscle pumps, primarily in … Continue reading I’ve Been Diagnosed with Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency
What Is Hypertension? The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association defines hypertension, or high blood pressure (BP), as:1 elevated BP, with a top reading (called systolic pressure) between 120 and 129 mm Hg and the bottom number (called diastolic pressure) less than 80 mm Hg, and stage 1 hypertension, with the upper … Continue reading Hypertension and Its Role in the Causes of Peripheral Arterial Disease