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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that my peripheral artery disease is just neuropathy?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Symptoms different: Pad is atherosclerotic narrowing of arteries. As it worsens, blood flow decreases leading to symptoms of claudication (pain - walking or activity ) which is relieved by stopping. Symptoms change to pain at night awaking you from sleep & relieved by getting your feet down. Finally they progress to constant pain at rest with or without non healing sores/ulcers. Diagnosed accurately by doppler.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Both?: These often go together. Need testing to find out.

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