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What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

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Dr. Christopher White answered

Specializes in Cardiology

PAD: Peripheral arterial disease is caused by cholesterol build up that narrows the arteries carrying oxygen and blood flow to the legs. Most patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed with an abi, measuring blood pressure in the legs. Treatment is lowering cholesterol, exercise, not smoking, and controlling blood pressure.

Answered 6/5/2014

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