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Poor vascular health can lead to a long list of serious health conditions. Spirit of Women hosted a virtual event emphasizing the importance of vascular screenings.
Did you know?
- Risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD) include smoking, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history of heart disease, stroke or PAD.
- For those without these risk factors, vascular screenings should begin around age 65. Those with risk factors should be screened around the age of 50 or earlier.
- Vascular disease can be prevented. Smoking cessation, proper nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can improve your vascular health.