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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
You can slow it down: We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 30's and generally it progresses as we age. People who have a family history of heart disease or stroke are ... Read More
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Dr. David Wilson
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
To a degree: An exercise program encourages small arteries (collaterals) to enlarge and carry blood around the blockages of pad. Exercise also conditions the musc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Pain in legs is....: Usually leg pain brought about by exertion, since the extremities arteries are blocked and cannot supply enough blood causes rapid build up of lactic ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vary Widely: The symptoms can include pain, numbness, weakness, wounds, gangrene, or slow healing of the affected extremity. The most common early sign is claudica ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Narrowed arteries: Peripheral artery disease refers to a condition in which your leg arteries become narrowed due to atherosclerosis which limit the blood flow to your l ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Artery disease legs: Peripheral artery disease, or "pad" is a blood vessel condition that is usually the result of progressive plaque build-up within the walls of arteries ... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Please see: heart.org. Select conditions and scroll down to peripheral artery disease. You will also see other types of vascular disease at this site.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pain: According to the american heart association the symptoms of pad are: leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising, foot or toe wounds that ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Top 5: 1. Don't smoke 2. Control diabetes 3. Control blood pressure 4. Control diet 5. Exercise to name a few.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Usually leg pain...: Usually leg pain brought about by exertion, since the extremities arteries are blocked and cannot supply enough blood causes rapid build up of lactic ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Low fat/cholesterol: The development of peripheral arterial disease (pad) is multi-factorial. Diet is one of the many contributing factors. This link gives a good general ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
AHA: I would follow a cardiac diet as recommended by the american heart association.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
It simple: A low-salt low-fat diet is the best for peripheral artery disease. There is no one food that is magical or in some way particularly curative of the co ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes but rare: If experiencing symptoms you can get evaluation of circulation by pressure measurements and ultrasound. If family history is strong you should have in ... Read More
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