Five Star Vien Blog

What Causes Vein Pain?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Flow Issues, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Vein Clots, Vein Health, Vein Pain on September 24, 2015

Vein pain is one of those subjects that is at once both simple yet complex. It is simple in that in most cases it is the result of high pressure in the veins, caused by a breakdown in the one-way valves that we all have in the veins in our lower extremities. It is these valves that allow the blood to return to the heart against the force of gravity.

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Why Do Patients Develop Peripheral Artery Disease?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Peripheral Artery Disease, Vein Health, PAD, Varicose Veins on September 17, 2015

Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD or peripheral vascular disease, occurs when large arteries outside the brain, heart muscle and aorta develop partial obstructions or complete blockages. These conditions can occur following exposure to a number of health risks, so accurate diagnosis is essential to a complete recovery.

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Atherosclerosis: How to Avoid it!

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Medical Advice on September 09, 2015

Last week we discussed how atherosclerosis results in organ damage or death. This is something we all want to avoid. Unfortunately, the medical profession is guilty of putting forth inaccurate information regarding our diet. One evidence that this has been done is the fact that heart disease, secondary to atherosclerosis, is still the number one killer in the US, just as it was when I was[...]

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Atherosclerosis: Learning More About The Silent Killer

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Atherosclerosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Plaque, Vein Health, Hardened Arteries on September 02, 2015

This disease damages the heart to the point that it cannot function effectively as a pump, which leads to the death of the patient.Atherosclerosis is a medical term used to describe the accumulation of plaque along the inner walls of an artery. The plaque, which consists of fat, cholesterol and calcium, is deposited over time, eventually blocking the artery.

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