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Peripheral Artery Disease

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

Peripheral Artery Disease, also known as PAD, is a narrowing and hardening of arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet, and affects about 8 million Americans.

What are the signs of PAD?

  • Burning/aching in feet and toes while resting (especially while lying flat)
  • Temperature difference between one leg and the other, or between legs and body
  • Redness or color change in legs
  • Slow/non-healing sores on toes or feet

Am I at risk?

PAD often goes undiagnosed and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol or blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Slow healing foot wound
  • Diabetes
  • Age (50 and older)
  • Ethnicity (African Americans are twice as likely to have PAD)
  • History of heart or blood vessel disease

How do I protect myself?

Sanford Vascular Associates, the region’s leader in vascular care, can provide you with the expertise you need to protect your health – or potentially save your life.

Sanford Vascular Associates is dedicated to providing care close to home. View our outreach locations and schedule an appointment with a vascular expert near you.

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