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Peripheral Artery Disease

As many as 8 to 12 million Americans have peripheral artery disease (PAD). Three out of four don't even have symptoms and mistake what signs they do have for something else. Occurring in both men and women, PAD's most common symptom is cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Women are less likely to experience symptoms.

Unfortunately, PAD is often undiagnosed. That's a problem since most people with PAD are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke. What's more, if left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation. Although people with high blood pressure or high cholesterol are at risk for PAD, it's still possible for people to find out if they have this condition before it's too late. A simple, painless test makes it easy to diagnose PAD. What's more, it can be typically managed with lifestyle changes, medication and recommendations by a healthcare professional. If you are at high risk, you should be screened for PAD. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, talk to us about this condition - it may reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke.

Risk Factors

  • Cigarette smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity
  • High cholesterol

Contact us if you would like to know more about peripheral artery disease and how we can help with prevention and/or treatment.
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Comments 1

Guest - Sophia William on Friday, 19 January 2018 21:53

Interesting and good read. The fact of the matter is that despite knowing the risk factors, people are not willing to take care of themselves. As you mentioned PAD often goes undiagnosed, my father had to visit a lot of cardiologists. Turns out, he was suffering from PAD.
Once we knew the underlying cause of his condition, we took him to West Coast Vascular. My dad’s condition is better now. Let’s see where we head from here.

Interesting and good read. The fact of the matter is that despite knowing the risk factors, people are not willing to take care of themselves. As you mentioned PAD often goes undiagnosed, my father had to visit a lot of cardiologists. Turns out, he was suffering from PAD. Once we knew the underlying cause of his condition, we took him to [url=westcoastvascular.com]West Coast Vascular[/url]. My dad’s condition is better now. Let’s see where we head from here.
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