Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation
Kidney disease can make PAD worse
The kidneys are extremely sensitive to any decrease in blood flow, and some people can develop A disease that impairs the kidneys’ ability to filter waste products and extra water from the blood. as a result of hardening Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood to your heart and other parts of your body., also called Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body.. This hardening of the arteries can also affect your legs, feet and toes. That means that individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are at a greater risk of developing Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood. (Peripheral Artery Disease, a potentially life threatening disease where plaque, like calcium, builds up along blood vessel walls, narrowing the arteries and reducing blood flow to the legs and feet.).
Know your risk
If you have poorly functioning kidneys, you might have calcium built up inside your arteries,39 which can limit blood flow to your legs and feet. As the calcium continues to build up, you might be at risk of developing the worst form of PAD, which is called Also potentially known as CLI, the most severe and deadly form of peripheral artery disease. (CLI).5
Kidney disease also can lead to an increased risk of PAD-related To surgically remove all or part of a limb (leg, foot or toe), which can have a significant impact on your quality of life.25 It can also put your life at risk, and kidney disease is a contributing factor to this possible outcome.25
If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease and you are concerned about PAD, talk with your Nephrologist or other health care professional.
Use our Find a Doctor tool to locate a PAD specialist and begin a conversation about your options.
THE GOOD NEWS: There are many TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR PAD. So don’t wait. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor now.
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Only a health care professional can diagnose you with PAD. Our Symptom Quiz can help guide the conversation about your treatment options.
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