Everyday Practices to Achieve Head-to-Toe Wellness

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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

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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?

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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 […]

Business Spotlight on WDEF News Channel 12

Dr. LeSar

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.

Being There: Supporting a Loved One During Cancer Treatment

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If a person you love is diagnosed with cancer, make an effort to treat your loved one as normal as possible without disregarding the fact that they were stricken with the disease. In other words, adopt a business-as-usual approach and let your loved one determine whether they feel well enough for activities. In terms of […]

Stroke … Did You Know?

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May is Stroke Awareness Month. Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly 6 million die, and another 5 million are left permanently disabled. While it is widely known that stroke is caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol , smoking, obesity and diabetes, there is a lesser-known condition screened for in the […]

The Importance of Addressing Diabetes

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People rarely think of their health until it is lost or threatened. If you have diabetes or are a pre-diabetic you have a health management issue. Many people fail to deal with their condition early enough because this is a quiet disease rarely causing problems in the beginning stage. However, with long-standing uncontrolled high blood […]

Diabetes and Foot Wounds

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Diabetes + Poor Circulation Can Result In… Diabetes can sometimes lead to blood circulation issues and nerve damage in the foot. Patients can unknowingly develop wounds on their feet due to lack of sensation or feeling due to the nerve damage inflicted by the diabetes.   Again, diabetes can cause issues with blood circulation as […]

The Heat Is On Your Veins This Summer!

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Heat and Varicose Veins A couple minutes outside in July and August can leave you wanting to find the nearest air conditioning, but varicose veins hate the sweltering temperatures as much as you. Varicose veins occur when a vein valve ceases to function as it should. Blood isn’t properly pumped through your circulatory systems and […]