Do you suffer with circulation problems?
Did you know? We have 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a complex network throughout our body. Vascular Disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system including diseases of arteries, veins, and lymph vessels as well as blood disorders that affect circulation. These include:
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Renal Artery Disease
- Varicose Veins
- Venous Blood Clots
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Peripheral Venous Disease
- Erectile Dysfunction
Symptoms of these conditions vary from “cold hands”, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs, and swollen ankles right up to very serious and even life - threatening conditions such as leg ulcers, gangrene, kidney failure and brain aneurisms. They are caused by hardened or clogged arteries.
Healthy arteries are flexible and elastic and blood runs through the veins as if they were lined with a nonstick surface that enhances blood flow like “Teflon”. As we age, this “Teflon” coating starts to get sticky, like “Velcro”, and this leads to many health risks. When arteries stiffen, they are more likely to clog with fatty substances such as cholesterol and cause heart attacks and strokes. Whelehans pharmacy, Pearse St in Mullingar have a technician in store who can measure the stiffness of your arteries can identify your risk of cardiovascular disease and circulation problems.
How old is your heart?
Our arteries age due to their elasticity. Unfortunately, for some people due to many reasons their arteries may age prematurely. This may be due to genetic reasons or lifestyle factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, excess alcohol intake, poor diet and obesity. BPro Cardio Screen measures cardio pulse wave which determines the health of your arteries for your age based on their elasticity. In simple terms, it measures the “age of our heart”.
BPro Cardio Screen Service
Measures artery stiffness to identify risk of blockages and cardiovascular and circulatory disease. BPRo is placed like a watch on your wrist and is pain free. A pulse wave reads and calculates a wave signal that indicates the elasticity of large, small, and peripheral artery walls as well as tests for stress, central blood pressure, heart rate, and more. It is now €40 (was €50); it only takes about 15 minutes. The next clinic is Saturday November 26th at Whelehans Pearse St. Book online on the Whelehans Website or call 04493 34591.
Disclaimer: Our Heart Screening is not an alternative to full health check with your GP