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How to Avoid Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease Prevention
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition primarily caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries. As the plaque collects, it narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow, preventing adequate circulation of oxygen and nutrients. PAD most commonly affects the legs, and if the disease progresses without treatment, […]

October 12th, 2021|

Foods to Eat for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Foods to Eat for PAD as Part of Treatment
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that affects your legs and general mobility. When the arteries are partially or fully blocked with plaque buildup, it constricts blood flow to the muscles. PAD patients may experience discomfort and pain in their legs, because the lack of blood […]

August 24th, 2021|

What You Need to Know About Tired and Aching Legs

Why Do My Legs Ache?
Tired, achy legs are usually not a cause for concern. However, if you are at risk for certain health conditions like heart disease or peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may be worried that your painful legs could be a sign of something more serious. Experiencing symptoms from PAD can significantly impact […]

Smoking and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

If you suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), you may wonder if smoking is a risk factor or a cause of your condition, as it is commonly linked to many health issues. If you’re a smoker, it can be helpful to understand the role that smoking plays for someone with PAD and how you can […]

August 3rd, 2021|

Treatment for Skin Conditions & Changes Caused By PAD

Peripheral Artery Disease Skin Changes & Conditions
Do you suffer from skin discoloration, shiny skin, poor hair growth, or open wounds on your legs and feet? These may be signs of underlying peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common, yet serious, health condition.

PAD impacts blood circulation and can lead to painful and uncomfortable symptoms, including a number […]

June 29th, 2021|

Diabetes and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD and Diabetes: What’s the Relation?
Although managing diabetes may be challenging, there are important reasons to do so. For one, diabetes is a significant risk factor for peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

PAD is a serious health condition that impacts the arteries. It can severely affect your quality of life, along with placing you at increased risk […]

June 22nd, 2021|

What Is Critical Limb Ischemia & How to Avoid It

What Is Critical Limb Ischemia?
Critical limb ischemia is a vascular condition that occurs when adequate blood supply fails to reach one or more limbs. When left untreated, it can result in limb amputation. Most commonly, the legs are affected. Lower limb ischemia is almost always caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

PAD affects more than 8 […]

June 15th, 2021|