Symptoms of PAD


Symptoms of PAD

Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation

Symptoms of PAD

You’re getting older, and you’re noticing some changes in your health. Don’t ignore the signs or brush them off as “normal”. It might be more than just age catching up to you — it might be peripheral artery disease (PAD).

PAD causes narrowed, hardened arteries in the legs, limiting blood flow to the legs and feet. PAD leads to a range of general symptoms — some of which can be hard to recognize as a sign of a more serious health issue. Many people just deal with the symptoms as a sign of aging, or they think it’s part of another health issue they have, such as heart problems.

But there is good news

PAD symptoms are often treatable. Early detection is important, and treatment under the guidance of a PAD specialist can lead to relief and may prevent the progression of the disease.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of PAD or have risk factors for the disease (increasing age, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, hypertension, smoking), learn more by reading further on this website. Talk about what you’ve learned with a health care professional to see if your condition might be worse than you realize.

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