The Cardiovascular Effects of Smoking
Smoking is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease, as well as other circulatory problems. This post will discuss how smoking can cause these problems and what you can do to protect your cardiovascular health. How Smoking Causes Cardiovascular Problems […]
How to Prevent Plaque Build-Up In the Arteries with Healthy Eating
Plaque build-up in the arteries is one of the leading causes of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular issues. While there are medications available to help reduce plaque build-up, there are also many lifestyle changes you can make that can help prevent it from forming. Eating healthy is one of the most important things you […]
How to Improve Your Health and Increase Your Self-Esteem
Living with low self-esteem can affect your life. It contributes to poor mental health and can feedback into poor physical health as well. It can get in the way of meeting new people and lead to unproductive work behaviors, such as being overly compliant or lessening the desire to perform. Boost your confidence right now, […]
How to Find a Doctor If Your Current One Is No Longer Practicing
Finding a new practitioner when you have been seeing your current doctor for years is difficult, especially if you’ve developed a close bond with them over time. However, change can be a good thing. And if you’re open to seeing someone new, you might even click more with them than you did with your previous […]
6 Important Documents Veterans Need to Advocate for Your Health
When you’re navigating the healthcare system, it’s often overwhelming to assert your needs and seek the care you deserve. According to research, the average length of a primary care visit is just 17.4 minutes long. Despite challenges like this that may make it difficult to access care, the following six documents can help veterans […]
Everyday Practices to Achieve Head-to-Toe Wellness
Adopting healthier habits is a goal for many adults, but with the busyness of daily life, health often takes a backseat. Here are ways you can modify your day to be more wellness-driven. The Vascular Institute of Chattanooga can create an active treatment plan for patients suffering from a vascular disease. Make an appointment and […]
The 6 Easiest Ways You Can Take Care of Yourself Head to Toe Every Day
Whether you’re hoping to drop some weight, de-stress, look after your mental health, or simply lead a more balanced lifestyle, taking care of yourself every day can help improve your general welfare. However, the occasional crash diet or exercise binge may not be the healthiest way to look after yourself in the long term. To […]
Is Exercise The Fountain Of Youth Against Aging?
A study by Brigham Young University found that people who performed 30 to 40 minutes of high-intensity exercise five days a week were biologically younger than those who led a more sedentary lifestyle. Despite popular belief, adding aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping does not have to be running. Other activities have similar benefits […]
Sitting & Cardiovascular Disease: When is it time to get up on your feet?
Inactivity for long periods of time can prove to be a contributing factor to cardiovascular disease, while an exercise program can start to prevent heart disease, manage diabetes, and address obesity. Many people’s daily activities – such as working remotely in front of a computer screen, or relaxing in front of the television – require […]
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Dr. Chris LeSar talks with Troy Thompson about the kidney disease and other vascular issues, including programs and technology available at VIC to prevent, treat, and heal these problems.