Peripheral arterial disease is a circulatory disease, where the arteries have considerable buildup of plaque that eventually hinders blood flow. PAD, as it is commonly known, is not a unique condition and is seen mostly in people over 50.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions along with relevant answers.
What causes PAD?
The buildup of plaque inside the blood vessels (arteries) is the main cause of PAD. The process of plaque buildup is better known in medical terms as atherosclerosis. The plaque is mostly made of fat, calcium and some of the other things found in the bloodstream. While the plaque initially stays in the blood vessels as a waxy substance, it does harden with time, and thereby, the blood flow is interrupted.
What are the symptoms?
Most patients complain of pain in the legs while walking. The pain is usually related to the movement and eventually subsides as the body is at rest. The pain is mostly felt in the calves, although in some cases, it can affect the feet, thighs, and buttocks, as well. Patients, who also have diabetes, can develop sores in their feet and legs, which may refuse to heal. The issue of erectile dysfunction has been also seen in male patients.
How to get tested?
PAD is often hard to detect, because the symptoms are not obvious as with other diseases. One of the easiest ways to detect the disease is the Quantaflo system. Doctors believe that this might be better way of finding and detecting PAD, as compared to the traditional Ankle-Brachial Index test.
Am I at risk for PAD?
If you have a family history of heart disease or PAD, you are at a higher risk of developing the disease. Of course, a few of the lifestyle factors are also responsible to some extent. Smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity are some of the contributing factors. Patients suffering for diabetes should consider getting tested for PAD, especially if they over the age of 50. People, regardless of gender, over the age of 70 are at a higher risk of getting S atherosclerosis.
Consult your doctor at the earliest, because the initial symptoms are hard to find. Also, a few changes in your life, such as quitting tobacco and starting regular exercises, can make a difference. If you are obese, try to lose weight in the most scientific way possible.
Hindsight is always great, but KNOWLEDGE is almost as good, and like most info in life, you can usually find it online; but where should you look? Well, there are a multiverse of sites just waiting for your click, but information and stats get old quickly, and sometimes, sites remain unchanged and updates haven’t been made since the early 2000’s; they may as well have been carved in rock! So how do you get accurate betting info without talking to the players themselves, or sifting your way through piles and piles of sometimes incoherent garbage? The answer is easy, don’t do either!
Look at the stats overall, i.e.: what sets are most important to win, what players match well on particular surfaces. The list for this goes on, and is subject to interpretation, but the bulk of the information can be broken down to understandable knowledge.
Australian open 2013
Just looking at this recent event, Novak Djokovic came into this match with odds sitting around $2.25, while Andy Murray, at $3.25 as the favourite, won. The odds reflected the outcome – which in the high ranked matches is normally the case. Here’s how he was named as the favourite (you can see the clear advantage):
- This was Djokovic’s 3rd consecutive Australian open.
- He had already played and beaten Murray in an Australian open (2011).
- He came into the championship a little more rested than Murray.
- He is considered world number 1, and since his breakdown in the French open almost 3 years ago, he holds the pressure much better.
Now, this knowledge makes it seem as though it was an inevitability for him to take the tennis title, but with a less publicised match, or a match earlier in the open, that type of knowledge would be the key to placing an educated bet – you just need to research, research and research! If this seems like too much for you to do, just throw your money in and hope. The bookmakers are experienced and they show that, but when betting on tennis on smaller matches, they tend not to research as diligently, which means your knowledge and research will give you the best chance of winning at tennis betting.
The NASCAR circuit has seen many drivers who keep us on the edge of our seats with their thrilling speeds and fine control over their automobiles. Here you can look up the popular NASCAR drivers of the season and get all set for action.
Jimmie Johnson is a NASCAR driver born on September 17, 1975 in El Cajon, California. He is known to have participated and won in Hannigan Speedway championships since 1992. He has successfully participated in three consecutive Winston Cup Series and performed a break through win in the first NASCAR Busch series during his fourth season. Other competitions in which he had taken part in were Lowe’s Motor Speedway (15th place), Homestead (25th place) and the Kansas race. He had finished third in the rookie of the year standings in 2000.
Kasey Kahne is a NASCAR driver born on April 10th, 1980 in Washington D.C. He is known to have participated and won in Hannigan Speedway championship (11th place) and the Northwest Mini-Sprint Car championship. He has successfully participated in the USAC Silver Crown and won the Rookie of the Year award during his first season and also the USAC Midget Series Champion Driver of the Year honors. Other competitions in which he had taken part were the NASCAR Busch Series and the Michigan International Speedway in which he stood 10th.
Matt Kenseth is a NASCAR driver born on March 10th, 1972 in Cambridge, Wisconsin. He is known to have participated in the ARTGO Challenge Series (where he was the youngest winner in its’ history) and the Alan Kulwicki Memorial Race. He has successfully participated in race events on the Madison International Speedway and Wisconsin International Raceway. Other competitions is which he had taken part were the first NASCAR Busch Series (7th place after which acquired three successive series wins) and the Roush Racing in which he stood 4th .As a rookie he was the first to win the Coca-Cola 600. In 1998 he had 17 top-five and 23 of the top 10 finishes.
Terry Labonte is a NASCAR driver born on November 16th, 1956 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is known to have participated in the Southern 500 (where he stood fourth in his first trial) and later stood first when he participated in 1980 in the same event. He is the youngest champion of NASCAR having won the champion at the age of 27 years, 11 months. Other competitions is which he had taken part were the Busch Clash in 1985, The Winston in 1988 and ’99 and the International Race of Champions title in 1989. In 1996 he had to his credit 24 top-10 finishes in 31 events.
Booby Labonte is a NASCAR driver born on May 8th, 1964 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is known to have participated in the Busch Series in 1990 where he stood fourth in the entire series. He then stood 2nd in the same series in 1992 and is also a winner of the Bud Pole Award. In 2000 he captured the NASCAR title with four wins and 24 among the top 10 finishes in 34 starts.
Kevin Lepage is a NASCAR driver born on June 26th, 1962 in Shelburne, Vermont. He is known to have participated in the American Canadian Tour. (ACT) (Which he won many times) and the Milk Bowl that he won three times. He is the first player to have won both the Milk Bowl and the Milk Cup on the same day. He has participated in The Winston Cup for 24 starts in which he has won 6 top 10 finishes.
Sterling Marlin is a NASCAR driver born on June 30th, 1957 in Columbia, Tennessee. He is known to have participated in track championships on Nashville Raceway (which he won three times in a row). He has also won the Daytona 500 when it was first held. He has also participated and won in a championship conducted on Michigan International Speedway in 2001. His son Steadman, a budding racecar driver, has been participating in the Busch Series since 2000.
Mark Martin is a NASCAR driver born on January 9th, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas. His first victory was in the 1974 Arkansas state championship. He is known to have participated in the ASA Series (where he won the rookie of the year award) and later won three consecutive titles in the same series. He has funded his own races and the year 1984 marked his return to the ASA Series. He is also said to have participated in a full Busch series in 1987.
Jeremy Mayfield is a NASCAR driver born on May 27th, 1969 in Owensboro, Kentucky. In 1987 he participated in the Kentucky Motor Speedway where he participated in a championship and won the rookie of the year title. He made his debut 1993 in a racing championship held on Charlotte Motor Speedway. He is known to have participated in the ARCA Series where he finished with eight top-five and ten of the top-10 finishes. He has also participated in Penske Racing.
Michael Waltrip is a NASCAR driver born on April 30th, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He started off participating in a track championship in the Kentucky Motor Speedway in 1981.Later he is known to have participated and won in the Goody’s Dash Series (1983-1984) where he also won the title of the most popular player. He has successfully participated in the Coca-Cola 600 Cup (28th place) Other competitions in which he had taken part in were the Daytona 500 and the Busch Series.
Tony Stewart is a NASCAR driver born on May 20th, 1971 in Rushville, Indiana. He is known to have participated in USAC ranks in 1991 (where he won the rookie of the year title). He has also taken part in the National Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown Series all in the same season-a feat not achieved before. Other competitions is which he had taken part were the Busch Series the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 after which he won his first title cup in 2001.
Ken Schrader is a NASCAR driver born on May 29th, 1955 in Fenton, Missouri. He has participated USAC championships and won them twice particularly the USAC Silver Crown championships in 1982. He has participated in Donlavey Racing and won the best rookie of the year title in 1985. Other competitions is which he had taken part were the Craftsman Truck Series, Winston West Series, ARCA and Southwest Tour Series.
Ryan Newman is a NASCAR driver born on December 8, 1977 in South Bend, Indiana. He is known to have participated and won all in 1993-the Michigan State Midget Championship, the AAMS Midget Series Rookie of the Year and also the series title. He has participated and won the USAC Silver Bullet National Championship Other competitions in which he had taken part and won include ARCA races and 15 Busch Series races. He is the winner of six Bud Pole Awards.
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