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Is peripheral artery disease correlated with pain and heaviness in your legs?

Is peripheral artery disease correlated with pain and heaviness in your legs?

Potentially yes: Peripheral vascular disease causes three levels of symptoms as the disease progresses, 1) claudication; muscle cramping with exercise which also resolves with rest. This is very reproducible 2) rest pain; pain when elevating legs / lying down, 3) tissue loss; foot ulcers / gangrene / non-healing wounds. Pain and numbness are more frequent than heaviness. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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I want to know what is the difference between restless leg syndrome & pad--peripheral artery disease?

I want to know what is the difference between restless leg syndrome & pad--peripheral artery disease?

Great difference!: First, both can co-exist! however, blockage of the arteries in pad, is the cause of pain, usually brought on by extertion and much more rapid build up of lactic acid. Restless lef syndrome occurs without exertion, usually at night. Pad is associated with smoking, bad cholesterol profile, diabetes, and hypertension, while restless leg syndrome is independent of these vascular disease factors! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease in my legs and also abnormal echogram in my heart. I have chest pain and neck pain. Achy toes to.

I have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease in my legs and also abnormal echogram in my heart. I have chest pain and neck pain. Achy toes to.

Question?: Hi, you are too young to have Peripheral Artery dx and heart Dx, I suggest that you stop smoking if you do, lose weight if overweight, exercise regularly. Please ask the specific question that you have and we will answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are people with peripheral artery disease(legs) at greater risk of heart attack and stroke than someone with coronary artery disease(heart)?

Why are people with peripheral artery disease(legs) at greater risk of heart attack and stroke than someone with coronary artery disease(heart)?

Generalization: Peripheral vascular disease is often a marker for someone who has vascular disease throughout their body, usually due to smoking, genetics, and diet issues, to name a few causes. As such they are at high risk for symptoms in the other critical vascular beds in the body like the heart and brain. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with peripheral artery disease in legs. Abnormal echogram in heart positive ANA. Memory loss and chest pain and achy sore feet .help. legs?

Diagnosed with peripheral artery disease in legs. Abnormal echogram in heart positive ANA. Memory loss and chest pain and achy sore feet .help.


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Neurologist: Memory problems, leg pain. A general neurologist may be able to address both of these. Unfortunately there are only 5 neurologists in Florida who are certified in Behavioral Neurology (memory disorders) (Two in Jacksonville, two at the University of Florida in Gainsville and one in St Pete. The leg pain may be in part due to neuropathy. The ANA being positive must be taken with a grain of salt. ...Read more

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How to determine you have peripheral artery disease of the calf?

How to determine you have peripheral artery disease of the calf?

With a complete w/u: See your doctor and undergo a complete history and physical exam with a vascular work up if neede. ...Read more

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How do physicians find out whether I have peripheral artery disease of the calf?

How do physicians find out whether I have peripheral artery disease of the calf?

Ultrasound: A general idea of vascular disease can be assessed on a physical exam (pulse exam, capillary refill, temperature, color of skin, non-healing wounds) and history (pain at rest, claudication). However an arterial duplex scan (ultrasound) is the most objective way to evaluate someone for peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more

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I have peripheral artery disease. My legs and feet burn up during the evening and while trying to sleep. What maybe causing this? I'm not a diabetic.

I have peripheral artery disease. My legs and feet burn up during the evening and while trying to sleep. What maybe causing this? I'm not a diabetic.

Hypoxia: Lack of circulation means less oxygen is getting to your legs and feet causing pain. This is termed rest pain. Best to see good vascular specialist. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there a relationship between peripheral artery disease and epinephrine levels?

Is there a relationship between peripheral artery disease and epinephrine levels?

No: No, there is no relationship between Epinephrine and vascular disease. However, Epinephrine does increase peripheral vascular resistance. It does this by causing all the little muscles in the arteries and capillaries to clamp down. This increases someone's blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?

Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?

They are the same: We prefer to use the term pad now but when people use the older term, pvd, they mean the same thing. ...Read more

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Information on peripheral artery disease and agent orange. Is there a connection between agent orange and PAD?

Information on peripheral artery disease and agent orange. Is there a connection between agent orange and PAD?

Not proven: Dear Mr. DLow, I might need more time to do a more thorough search for you. So far, I have found more studies associating agent orange with cancer. I found this one: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24137524 I can keep looking but probably the association has not been found to be strong enough. I will keep browsing. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?

I have fairly advanced heart disease and peripheral artery disease, do I need any special arrangements during a long commercial flight?

Depends on disease: You should not fly at all if you have unstable angina (resting or worsening chest pain or trouble breathing or symptoms that your doctor has said are heart failure), abnormal heart rhythms, or heart failure bad enough that you are unable to perform everyday activities. Otherwise, if your oxygen saturation is 95% or less at rest, you should wear oxygen during the flight if you have heart disease. ...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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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