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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. Mark Fisher
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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

Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience 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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What is done to imporove peripheral artery disease?

What is done to imporove peripheral artery disease?

Top 5: 1. Don't smoke 2. Control diabetes 3. Control blood pressure 4. Control diet 5. Exercise to name a few. ...Read more

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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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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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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

Prevent vascular pain by doing multilayer wrap - package foam, cotton padding, coban wrap. ...See more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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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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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

Vitamins and antioxidant supplements do not prevent vascular events. ...See more

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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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Peripheral artery disease (Tip)

Vascular surgeons who specialize in vein surgery are best able to correct these problems. ...See more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genetic Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more


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Carotid Artery Stenosis (Definition)

Carotid artery stenosis means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe the blockage, the greater the risk in the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will ...Read more