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Guarding Your Vascular Health Might be Simpler Than You Think

The cardiovascular system is a matter of importance. It is involved in regulating body temperature. It filters CO2 from the blood and also delivers oxygenated blood to every part of the body. What we do and do not do on a daily basis impacts the cardiovascular system, so can have a cumulative effect on general …

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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment May be More Conservative Than You Imagine

Sometimes, we may overlook symptoms that indicate the body is in some form of distress. For example, many people live with leg pain, restless legs at night, and other signs of vascular disease for months or even years before they think of seeing a doctor for their problem. There are many reasons why we might …

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Types of Vascular Ultrasound

Sonography, known as ultrasound imaging, is useful across many fields of medicine. This type of imaging may be best known for the images it can capture of a growing fetus. It is also beneficial in vascular medicine and is often used as a primary diagnostic tool. At Metropolitan Vascular Institute, we use various types of …

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Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization the Right Treatment for You?

According to statistics, more than 25 million American women have uterine fibroids, benign growths that develop in the uterine wall. Of those who have this condition, it is estimated that 15 million experience debilitating symptoms. Studies also indicate that approximately 200,000 hysterectomies performed each year are attributed to uterine fibroids. While hysterectomy surgery may be …

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Can Peripheral Artery Disease be Reversed?

Peripheral artery disease, commonly called PAD, is believed to affect approximately 9 million American adults. This vascular condition can cause symptoms ranging from mild to debilitating. It is important to understand the risks associated with this prevalent problem, as well as how to treat it conservatively. With early and consistent attention, it may be possible …

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What is the Best Treatment for Varicose Veins?

According to statistics, about 40 percent of adults in America have chronic venous insufficiency. This is the most significant underlying cause for spider veins and varicose veins. To have chronic venous insufficiency means that the valves in some of your veins are non functioning as they should. The valves should close after blood passes through …

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Look and Feel Better with Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment

We don’t think about our veins very much, or the arteries that carry blood to the body. We don’t do this because we don’t have to. The vascular system typically operates without any assistance from us. At least not in the way we may think. It is important to gain awareness around the vascular system …

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What Causes Vein Disease?

Our vascular system is designed for specific functions. The heart beats oxygenated blood into the arteries. The arteries, like a hose, pour blood into the body. The blood is returned to the heart through a matrix of veins. Veins differ from arteries in that they have one-way valves. These are not necessary in the arteries …

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What are Varicose Veins?

Veins described as “varicose” are enlarged, gnarled, swollen, and often considered unsightly. For the most part, varicose veins themselves are considered harmless, although they could indicate an underlying health problem. They may also cause leg symptoms that interfere with daily life, such as: Pain Itching The sensation of heaviness in your legs Throbbing Muscle cramps …

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