Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is caused by a decrease in blood flow to the arms, legs, or feet. If left untreated, this systemic, whole-body condition can lead to heart attack, stroke, severe leg pain, ulceration, infections, and/or amputation. PAD accounts for the majority of leg and foot amputation in the United States.

Symptoms

  • Numbness, tingling, & weakness in lower legs & feet
  • Burning or aching pain in feet or toes when resting
  • Pain in the legs or feet that disrupts sleep
  • Slow healing sore on leg or foot
  • Lower temperature in one leg
  • Loss of hair on legs
  • Color change in skin of legs or feet
  • Intermittent claudication (painful cramping in the leg that occurs when walking, but typically disappears when the activity stops)
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Treatment
Options/Benefits

Peripheral arterial disease is a serious condition, but it can be prevented and treated with lifestyle changes, medication, and vascular procedures.

Treatment Options

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting
  • Atherectomy
  • Bypass surgery
  • Medications to lower blood pressure and manage cholesterol

Benefits of treatment

  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Minimal downtime
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Relief from symptoms
  • Minimally invasive procedures involve minimal to no pain compared to surgical options
  • Reduce risk of developing other cardiovascular diseases
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Prevention

  • Quit smoking
  • Maintain an active lifestyle
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Lose weight
  • Lower blood pressure

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