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What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

Vary Widely: The symptoms can include pain, numbness, weakness, wounds, gangrene, or slow healing of the affected extremity. The most common early sign is claudication, which is defined as muscle discomfort or cramping brought on by exercise & relieved with rest. Chronic pain in the leg or foot, often a achiness or burning, is also common. Get testing w/ ultrasound or blood pressures of the legs by vascular MD ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Can you tell me about peripheral artery disease ?

Can you tell me about peripheral artery disease ?

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 legs. It is usually rare in people that are less than 40 years of age but depending on risk factors and family history one can develop it earlier. Can be diagnosed by taking blood pressure at your legs and comparing it to the arms. ...Read more

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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

Coq-10 may be helpful in treatment of peripheral vascular disease. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

What are the symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

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 than leads to blockage of blood flow. It can cause leg pain when walking, usually in the calves, pain at rest in the foot or leg, leg numbness or tinlging, coldness or discoloration of the skin, foot or leg ulcers, gangrene, poor healing of wounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

The biggest factor to prevent peripheral vascular disease is to not smoke or quit smoking. ...See more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What is the technical definition of peripheral artery disease symptoms?

Peripheral Artery : The symptoms can include pain, numbness, weakness, wounds, gangrene, or slow healing of the affected extremity. The most common early sign is claudication, which is defined as muscle discomfort or cramping brought on by exercise & relieved with rest. Chronic pain in the leg or foot, often a achiness or burning, is also common. Get testing w/ ultrasound or blood pressures of the legs by vascular MD ...Read more

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Where can I get a list of foods that are good and bad for my peripheral artery disease?

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 overview and also has references for more in depth. http://www.livestrong.com/article/335760-diet-for-peripheral-artery-disease/. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

Look down at your legs; look at pack of cigarettes; you only get one. ...See more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Where can I find information about foods that are good and bad if I have peripheral artery disease?

Where can I find information about foods that are good and bad if I have peripheral artery disease?

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 condition. Overall lifestyle changes are always the most effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

Don't smoke. Control your diabetes. Watch your cholesterol. ...See more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
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Cover nose and mouth
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Avoid unnecessary contact
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Alert providers of contagion
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Several family members passed from Peripheral Artery Disease, I am only 24, is it possible to be experiencing symptoms of this now?

Several family members passed from Peripheral Artery Disease, I am only 24, is it possible to be experiencing symptoms of this now?

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 depth lipid profile. Best things you can do are not smoke, eat well, and be active, at least 30-40 minutes 4-5 days a week of some type of exercise. Further therapy would be dictated by lab and other test results. ...Read more

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How can I go running with peripheral artery disease?

How can I go running with peripheral artery disease?

This is good: The exercise will help develope collateral circulation if the main arteries are stenotic. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more