Sugar is one of those ingredients that seem nearly impossible to avoid. It’s in everything from the bread in your pantry to the turkey in your fridge. Studies show that the consumption of sugar has gone up exponentially since the early 1900s, which many vascular physicians believe is a main factor in increased venous issues. Read More
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The Circulation is dedicated to informing you about different venous issues that can occur in our bodies. This week, we’re sharing facts about the causes of spider veins and how these painful, swollen vessels can be avoided. Spider veins are very similar to varicose veins in that they are a result of poor circulation in Read More
The days are getting shorter and colder. In Alaska, these signs can only mean one thing – the arrival of winter. These cold winter months can also have a serious impact on the way our blood circulates. This week, we’ll share a few helpful tips for keeping your veins in top shape throughout the winter Read More
Last week, we talked about the circulatory system. Specifically, the heart and how it carries oxygen and nutrients to cells throughout our body with each beat. Did you know that the heart also pushes depleted blood cells back through our veins to be replenished? This can be a daunting task, though, especially in our legs. Read More
September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) awareness month. This vascular disease attacks our lower extremities, reducing blood flow to our limbs. Reduced blood flow can cause pain in the legs, even during simple tasks like walking. According to the American Heart Association, PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, which narrows and blocks arteries in critical regions Read More