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When a “Healthy Lifestyle” is Not Enough

It’s not uncommon to think about changes we’d like to make in our lives.

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, we all know the drill: exercise most days of the week; eat a variety of nutritious foods; get enough sleep; keep up with your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar; don’t smoke; limit alcohol. Reducing stress, improving relationships, and developing new interests or hobbies can also contribute to healthy living.

Making healthy lifestyle changes affects not only our risk for disease and the way we feel today but also our health and ability to function independently later in life. Yet making healthy changes is easier said than done. Even when we’re strongly motivated, adopting a new, healthy habit – or breaking an old, bad one – can be terribly difficult. Read More

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How PAD Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

If you are the one out of 20 Americans over the age of 50 who have PAD (peripheral artery disease), your doctor has probably already told you that if left untreated, your PAD puts you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Read More

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Get Moving! Walking Can Help with PAD

If you have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), you may be tempted to decrease your activity level. After all, PAD can make even simple activities, like walking up a flight of stairs or walking to the mailbox, an excruciatingly painful experience. But staying active is important; for everyone but especially for individuals who have PAD.

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Poor Circulation – And Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Poor circulation can be defined as an inadequacy of blood flow to a certain area of the body. The body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. So when blood flow to a specific part is reduced, you may experience the symptoms of poor circulation. Read More

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ADA and Lam Vascular: Offering a Second Option to Those Who Face Amputation

As we mentioned in our last post, November is Diabetes Awareness Month – and it is a great time to shine a spotlight on a disease that affects tens of millions of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 86 million have prediabetes. It is a serious healthcare epidemic that has many far-reaching implications.

What many don’t know is that each day, 3,835 Americans are newly diagnosed with the life-threatening disease and a full 200 Americans will undergo a diabetes-related amputation – every day. Read More

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Diabetes and Vascular Disease – A Silent Connection

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and is a great time to shine a spotlight on the tens of millions of Americans affected by the disease. That’s nearly 1 in 11 people!

Despite how prevalent diabetes is, it is an invisible disease – and it affects women and men, young and old, people of all races, shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, those with diabetes are also at risk for other health concerns, including vascular diseases. Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is one of those concerns.  Read More

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5 Common Myths about Varicose Veins

1. Varicose veins are an older women problem only.
It’s actually a myth that varicose veins are only an older woman’s problem. People of any age (and both genders) can suffer from venous insufficiency and varicose veins. In fact, research shows that up to 60% of adults have them in some capacity.

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Understanding Good & Bad Cholesterol

If you’ve been told you have high cholesterol, your doctor has likely talked to you about dietary changes, exercising more and possibly even targeted medications that can help lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Read More

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Six Years of Saving: Jeff’s Story

William Jefferson “Jeff” Bryant has an infectiously positive outlook on life. In spite of many health challenges, the 71 year old Waxahachie resident is full time caregiver to his elderly father and in his spare time, he mows, not only his own yard, but the yards of two neighbors as well.

Jeff’s journey to becoming a patient at Lam Vascular and Associates is long and winding, but he is glad to have made it. “Dr. Lam is my number one doctor and everyone at his office takes such good care of me,” said Jeff, from the front porch of his home in Waxahachie. “He has gotten me out of some serious jams in the six years I have been seeing him.”

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