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Getting to the heart of peripheral artery disease

Published: 6/12/2021 8:58:41 PM Peripheral artery disease affects millions of Americans. What is Peripheral Artery Disease? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a blockage of arteries, usually in the lower extremities. This blockage, known as atherosclerosis, is due to plaque buildup comprised of cholesterol, fats, and other substances. Cholesterol has a bad reputation; however, it is an essential building block of cell walls and precursor to both testosterone and estrogen. We all make cholesterol and all need it. Unfortunately, with age comes the deposition of cholesterol within arterial […]

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