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PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease)

PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Causes

The most common cause of peripheral artery disease is atherosclerosis or reduced blood flow because of fatty deposits build up in the artery walls.

PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Definition

Peripheral artery disease, also known as peripheral arterial disease, is a problem in the circulatory system wherein there is a reduction in the blood flow to the limbs because of narrowed arteries.

PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Diagnosis

Peripheral artery disease may be diagnosed through the standard physical examination, blood tests, ultrasound, ankle-brachial index and angiography.

PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of Peripheral artery disease include leg pain when walking, numbness of the leg, cramping, and sores on the limbs that won't heal.

PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) Treatment

Depending on the cause of the disease, treatment includes blood clot, high blood pressure, and cholesterol-lowering medications. Angioplasty may be a necessary treatment in certain cases.

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