How do you avoid getting peripheral vascular disease?

Don't Smoke. The development of peripheral vascular disease is multifactorial but smoking is by far the greatest risk factor. Other behavioral modifications would be to maintain a low cholesterol diet and to treat any diabetes. Following these three recommendations will help minimize risk.
Stay healthy. Keep your risk factors for atherosclerosis under control (i.e. Genetic profile), htn, lipids, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, eat appropriate foods, etc. Go to heart.Org and look up pad or pvd. American heart association has wonderful info.
Prevent inflammation. Check and make sure LDL is normal, prevent vascular inflammation with delta tocopherol the other supplements that help blood flow is hisperidine and diosmin, cats claw.