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What are peripheral artery disease symptoms?

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Pain in legs is....

Usually leg pain brought about by exertion, since the extremities arteries are blocked and cannot supply enough blood causes rapid build up of lactic acid! pad is associated with all risk factors for atherosclerosis, particularly smoking! treating risk factors is most important in preventing worsening of the disease! stop smoking! pad is associated with heart attack or stroke!

In brief: Pain in legs is....

Usually leg pain brought about by exertion, since the extremities arteries are blocked and cannot supply enough blood causes rapid build up of lactic acid! pad is associated with all risk factors for atherosclerosis, particularly smoking! treating risk factors is most important in preventing worsening of the disease! stop smoking! pad is associated with heart attack or stroke!
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