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Peripheral Artery Disease

If left untreated, PAD can lead to serious complications including heart attack and stroke. 

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the limbs become narrowed or blocked. The narrowing of these arteries can lead to pain, numbness, and decreased function in the arms and legs.

Q. What are the risk factors of PAD?

  • family history of PAD
  • heart disease or stroke
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • high levels of homocysteine, which increase the risk of coronary artery disease
  • increasing age, especially after 65
  • obestiy

Q. What are the causes of PAD?

  • blood vessel inflammation
  • injury to the arms or legs
  • changes in the muscles or ligaments
  • radiation exposure

Q. What are the symptoms of PAD?

  • coldness in the lower leg or foot
  • leg numbness or weakness
  • no pulse or a weak pulse in the legs or feet
  • painful cramping in one or both hips, thighs, or calf muscles after certain activities
  • shiny skin on the legs
  • skin color changes on the legs
  • slower growth of the toenails
  • sores on the toes
  • feet or legs that won't heal
  • pain when using the arms
  • erectile dysfuction
  • hair loss or slower hair growth on the legs

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