More than 18 million older Americans have a disease that can cause excruciating pain even when walking short distances. Most are unaware they have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) without an easy and painless computerized test. Without detection, a person has a 6X higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
If people come in and say my chest hurts, that gets attention, but if they say my leg hurts when I walk a couple of blocks, most doctors don’t think that is a big deal. Most people think “clogged” artery disease, or arteriosclerosis, only happens in the heart however it does happen throughout the body especially in the legs.
Please active sidebar widget or disable it from theme option.