Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be asymptomatic or be severe enough to make walking or moving your arms or legs difficult. It can even prevent wounds or ulcers from healing appropriately. PAD is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries that carry blood to your legs and feet, restricting blood flow.
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that is caused by the reduction of blood flow from the arteries to the limbs. PAD means that you have unhealthy blood vessels and treating this is essential.
The most typical indication of lower-extremity peripheral artery disease is severe muscular cramps in the pelvis, quadriceps, or legs, which occur while walking, stair climbing, or doing other physical activities.
With September being Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to focus on this disease as over 8 million Americans suffer from it, and it can be associated with a host of other issues such as heart disease and stroke.
The body's circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. So, when blood flow to a specific part is reduced, you may experience what is known as poor circulation. Essentially, there is not enough blood flow to a certain area of the body.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects over 8 million people and may exhibit in a variety of ways. As such, there are a number of different treatment options available. Unfortunately, general awareness of PAD is low with only 25% of those patients affected being diagnosed and treated, mainly due to a lack of[…]