Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease

A common circulatory systemic condition involving the accumulation of calcium, fat, and cholesterol within arteries.

Cause

PAD can be associated with many health problems, inducing elevated blood sugar or high blood pressure.

Signs and Symptoms

Increased accumulation of material in arteries decreases local blood flow causing a variety of signs and symptoms, including;

  • Pain or Numbness
  • Aching
  • Skin color and temperature changes due to decreased perfusion to skin
  • Diminished or absence pulse in lower extremities

Recovery

Individuals suffering from PAD will benefit from positive lifestyle choices including blood pressure reduction, blood sugar reduction, and smoking cessation. Please consult your healthcare professional.

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