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Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treat symptoms

The mere presence of narrowing or compromise of blood flow in arteries is not a reason for treatment unless there are symptoms.
Ulcers, pain, gangrene are symptoms that in the presence of pad need to be treated. Just because there is narrowing of the arteries without symptoms, does not warrant any treatment. Prevention by not smoking, blood sugar and cholesterol control and excercise will help.

In brief: Treat symptoms

The mere presence of narrowing or compromise of blood flow in arteries is not a reason for treatment unless there are symptoms.
Ulcers, pain, gangrene are symptoms that in the presence of pad need to be treated. Just because there is narrowing of the arteries without symptoms, does not warrant any treatment. Prevention by not smoking, blood sugar and cholesterol control and excercise will help.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treatment options

Stop smoking, regular exercise, healthier diet.
Keep blood pressure and blood sugar under control with diet or medications. You doctor may prescribe anti-cholesterol medications and blood thinners. If more severe, you may need angioplasty or stent placement or bypass surgery. If you have a concern for PAD consult your doctor to get tested.

In brief: Treatment options

Stop smoking, regular exercise, healthier diet.
Keep blood pressure and blood sugar under control with diet or medications. You doctor may prescribe anti-cholesterol medications and blood thinners. If more severe, you may need angioplasty or stent placement or bypass surgery. If you have a concern for PAD consult your doctor to get tested.
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
Dr. Sendhil Subramanian
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Vascular disease

There are many treatment options.
These range from medications to surgery. See your local vascular specialists to see what is best for you.

In brief: Vascular disease

There are many treatment options.
These range from medications to surgery. See your local vascular specialists to see what is best for you.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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