WHAT IS PAD?
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that limits blood flow to the extremities, caused by plaque buildup. PAD is a common problem and generally occurs in the legs.
COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PAD:
- Leg pain with walking, relieved with rest.
- Leg numbness or weakness
- Sores/wounds on your legs or feet that are slow to heal
- 30-50% of patients with PAD have no signs or symptoms
WHO IS AT RISK FOR PAD?
- Current or former smoker
- History of high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol
- History or Family history of heart disease, stroke, or mini stroke
- Age: People 50 years or older