WHO IS AT RISK FOR PAD?

Basically, everyone is at risk for PAD, but this is not cause for alarm.

Risk is a normal part of life, and we experience it every time we drive a car or cross the street. In the case of PAD the basic risk that everyone experiences is elevated by a variety of factors, and when several of those factors converge it almost assures that a person has or will develop the disease. It is important that you understand what they are.
  • OVER 50
    People over the age of 50 run a higher risk of either already  having or developing PAD.
  • RISK LEVEL
    Getting checked out by a Vascular Specialist is key in identifying a person’s individual risk level.
  • MEN
    Men are more likely to have or develop PAD.
  • GENDER
    The disease is not gender specific, however, so a diagnosis from a qualified specialist is key, regardless of  gender.
  • SMOKERS
    Smokers–even ex-smokers–are four times more likely to have or develop PAD.
  • DIABETES
    Persons with diabetes have an increased risk of PAD, and one out of every three people over the age of 50 with diabetes will have PAD.
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
    Persons with high blood pressure have an increased risk of PAD.
  • HIGH CHOLESTEROL
    High cholesterol and fat in your blood contribute to the formation of plaque in the arteries, reducing or blocking blood flow to your heart, brain, or limbs.
  • HISTORY OF VASCULAR DISEASE
    A personal history of vascular disease, heart attack, or stroke means you have a one in three chance of also having P.A.D.
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN
    African Americans are twice as likely to have P.A.D. as their white counterparts.
  • RISKS
    Approximately 8 million people in the U.S. risk losing their mobility due to PAD.
  • MOBILITY
    The symptoms can lead people to move less and less, or not at all.
  • HEART ATTACK AND STROKE
    People with PAD are also at higher risk for having a heart attack or stroke.
  • CONDITIONS THAT RAISE RISK
    Most people with PAD have one or more conditions or habits that raise the risk for heart disease: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high blood cholesterol.
  • LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENTS
    Even though PAD is a very serious condition, sometimes lifestyle adjustments are all that is needed.
  • TREATMENT
    If treatment is necessary, it is an amazingly fast, minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure.
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Timely detection and treatment of PAD can improve the quality of your life; help you keep your independence and mobility; and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, leg amputation, and even death.

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