• Peripheral Artery Disease

Are you newly diagnosed or have been living with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

You are not alone on your journey to recovery. Whether you were just diagnosed or you’ve been living with PAD for an extended period of time, we are here to support you. Get valuable tips and advice from other survivors, and share your real-world experiences to help others on their path to recovery. Become a member today.

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Signs and Symptoms

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)? Get to know the sign and symptoms.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms, and head - most commonly in the arteries of the legs. PAD is similar to coronary heart disease (CAD).

The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Typically, this pain goes away with rest and returns when you walk again.
  • Many people mistake the symptoms of PAD for something else.
  • PAD often goes undiagnosed by healthcare professionals.
  • People with peripheral arterial disease have a much higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • Left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation.


Please Note: The information posted on this community site is not meant as medical advice. Be sure to do your own research and talk to your physician before acting on anything you see in this community. 
 


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