What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by a blockage or narrowing of the arteries in the legs when fatty deposits of plaque buildup. The buildup of plaque results in a reduction of blood flow to the legs and feet.
PAD affects 8 to 12 million Americans and is one of the leading causes of foot or leg amputation in the United States.
PAD Risk Factors
Risk factors for PAD and other conditions that may complicate PAD include the following:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Physical inactivity
The symptoms of PAD may include the following:
- Fatigue or tiredness,
- Leg pain that occurs while walking but goes away once seated
- Foot or toe pain
- Skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes
Request an Appointment with Dr. Tatiana DeLaurentiis Today
Leg pain should never be ignored, especially if you are at risk for PAD. Seeking the medical attention of Dr. Tatiana DeLaurentiis at Westfield Family Podiatry & Surgery if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. Dr. DeLaurentiis specializes in the diagnostics, testing & management of PAD.
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