PAD: Recognizing the symptoms

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Peripheral Artery Disease, more commonly known as PAD, is a narrowing of the blood vessels in the legs due to fatty deposits. Left untreated, it can lead to amputation.

Experts say PAD also puts you at higher risk for stroke and heart attack for a number of reasons.

PAD can have no symptoms, but there are many symptoms you CAN be on the lookout for, to make sure you catch it early, see your physician, and get treatment.

SYMPTOMS OF PAD

*Painful muscle cramping in the hips, thighs or calves when walking, climbing stairs or exercising.
*Leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising
*Foot or toe wounds that won’t heal or heal very slowly
*Marked decrease in the temperature of your lower leg or foot particularly compared to the other leg or to the rest of your body
*Numbness/weakness in one or both legs.
*Poor nail growth on the toes or hair growth on the legs
*Erectile dysfunction, especially in men with diabetes
*Foot or toe wounds that won’t heal or heal very slowly

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