As previously posted the Top Symptoms of PAD, but what exactly causes the plaque build-up at the root of Peripheral Artery Disease? To answer this, we will examine the types of patients who typically suffer from PAD. If you fall into any of the these categories, you might be at a higher risk.
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.
At Cardiovascular Labs of America, one of the most common diseases we diagnose is Peripheral Artery Disease. PAD has many causes and symptoms, but the team of professionals at Cardiovascular Labs of America are trained to spot and treat each early and with minimally invasive techniques.
A little leg pain or soreness with exercise usually is normal. But severe pain, especially pain that appears when you’re only walking a short distance, may be a sign of a condition called peripheral artery disease.
Simple calf muscle stretching may reduce leg pain when walking and increase blood flow for people with peripheral artery disease, preliminary data suggest.
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.
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