With literally billions of people traveling by air every year now, researchers are finally starting to gather and publish more data about the health risks associated with airplane travel. In terms of the common cold, it is now well-accepted that acute respiratory infections are frequently experienced after air travel. So
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Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a serious circulatory condition that affects about eight million Americans, is the result of narrowed peripheral arteries, usually in the pelvis or legs, and is characterized by leg pain, usually while walking or exercising. In more serious cases, PAD can result in permanent damage to the
Infrared sauna therapy is an excellent non-drug treatment to decrease the pain of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of plaque within the peripheral arteries in the legs, arms, and brain. It may not sound as serious as coronary artery disease, since it doesn’t occur in or around the heart, but it can have serious consequences if it’s not diagnosed and treated.
The incidence of peripheral artery disease (PAD)—a condition in which a buildup of atherosclerotic plaque blocks or narrows arteries in the legs or pelvis—has jumped 24 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to a study published August 2013 in The Lancet. The increase is especially worrisome because PAD triples the
Maintaining good cardiovascular health is about more than eating a healthy diet, exercising every day, quitting smoking and taking your medications as prescribed. It’s also essential that you respond appropriately to changes in your health, especially when those changes could indicate a problem with your heart or the rest of
If you have arthritis and/or a previous injury to the spine, you are at risk for spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the space at the center of the spine, in the canals where nerves branch out from the spine, and/or in the space between the vertebrae.
“The narrowing of the
Chances are you’ve heard the term “sciatica” used broadly to describe low-back pain.
In many cases, the term is a misnomer. Sciatica originates in the nerves and other structures of the lower back, but a number of other, non-spinal conditions can produce the buttock and leg pain that characterize sciatica.
Atherosclerosis in the legs can lead to intermittent claudication, or leg pain that occurs with walking and is relieved with rest. Regular exercise is known to improve the ability to walk farther before pain sets in. Researchers recently discovered that a supervised exercise program alone can increase walking distance fourfold.