Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation
Ask about your cold toes or feet
Restricted blood flow from 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.) can cause your feet or toes to feel colder than the rest of your body. Don’t ignore or neglect this symptom.
You might think having cold toes or feet is due to “poor circulation” or it’s a normal part of getting older. It could indicate PAD. Learn about other symptoms of PAD by reading further on this website.
Good circulation is important and it isn’t something you should ignore. Your blood helps regulate many things in your body. If blood is not easily reaching your toes and feet, those areas will experience a drop in temperature.
If you have PAD, the Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood to your heart and other parts of your body. in your legs have narrowed and hardened. This limits blood flow to your legs and feet and can make them feel cold.
THE GOOD NEWS: There are many TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR PAD. So don’t wait. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor now.
Talk to Your Doctor
Only a health care professional can diagnose you with PAD. Our Symptom Quiz can help guide the conversation about your treatment options.
Take the Symptom Quiz
Click below to take the interactive Symptom Quiz. You can print your answers out and take them with you to a doctor to help guide your conversation about PAD.