Boosting Your Arterial Health with Exercise and Treatments (Monterey Bay Vascular Guide)  

Your arterial system is a vital part of your overall health. It is responsible for delivering oxygen and nutrients to your body’s tissues and organs. However, over time, arteries can become narrowed or blocked, which can lead to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

The Importance of Exercise for Arterial Health 

Exercise is your best friend in maintaining and improving arterial health. It’s a powerful tool that enhances blood flow, lowers cholesterol, and controls blood pressure, collectively reducing the risk of arterial diseases. 

Walking for Better Circulation: Walking is a simple and highly effective way to boost cardiovascular health and enhance circulation in your legs and feet. It’s low-impact and gentle on your joints, making it accessible to all fitness levels. Aim for at least 30 minutes of walking most days of the week. 

Enhancing Cardiovascular Health with Aerobics: For those seeking more intensity, aerobic exercises like running, swimming, and biking are excellent options. Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart and improves lung function. Aim for moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week. 

Building Stronger Muscles for Circulation: Strength training, including weightlifting and resistance band exercises, enhances circulation by strengthening leg and arm muscles. Stronger muscles improve blood pumping efficiency. Aim for strength training exercises at least twice a week. 

More Exercise Choices: In addition to walking, aerobics, and strength training, there are other exercise options that can further benefit your arterial health such as flexibility exercises, balance exercises and water exercises. 

Monterey Bay Vascular’s Arterial Treatments 

At Monterey Bay Vascular, we understand that sometimes exercise alone may not be sufficient to address arterial health issues. That’s where our range of specialized treatments comes into play. Our treatments are designed to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of complications, ensuring your arteries remain in top condition. 

  1. Angiogram: An outpatient procedure using contrast dye and X-ray imaging to detect and treat leg artery blockages with minimally invasive methods like angioplasty, stenting, and atherectomy. No general anesthesia or hospital stay required. 
  1. Atherectomy: A minimally invasive intervention using a catheter under local anesthesia to gently remove artery plaque, restoring optimal blood flow. 
  1. Balloon Angioplasty: A procedure where a small catheter with an inflated balloon widens narrowed arteries during an angiogram, promoting better blood flow in the leg. 
  1. Stenting: A method often combined with angioplasty and atherectomy to support damaged arterial walls with wiry mesh tubes, preventing them from closing after plaque removal. 

Contact Us 

At Monterey Bay Vascular, we offer a comprehensive approach to vascular health. Our team provides modern, minimally invasive treatments for arterial and venous diseases. We’re not just about medical procedures; we’re here to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to maintain a healthy vascular system – scheduling an appointment with us. We are here to answer your questions, evaluate your condition, and discuss your treatment options. 

Here are a couple of helpful resources related to vascular health:  

Visit our website at to learn more about our services and schedule your appointment. Visit us at 3275 Aptos Rancho Rd Suite A & B, Aptos, CA 95003 or 945 Blanco Cir ste a, Salinas, CA 93901. 

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