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What are risks of pad ?

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Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Smoking, Cholesterol

Pad has multiple risk factors.
Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled.

In brief: Smoking, Cholesterol

Pad has multiple risk factors.
Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
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Dr. Taras Kucher
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Smoking and genetics

In a nutshell, peripheral arterial disease is buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries, supplying legs.
It is always related to cholesterol/triglyceride imbalance, but smoking is a great facilitator of the process. Therefore, the prevention includes both smoking sessation and choleserol - lowering drugs. We usually add aspirin, since it suppresses platelets (they activate some of the processes).

In brief: Smoking and genetics

In a nutshell, peripheral arterial disease is buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries, supplying legs.
It is always related to cholesterol/triglyceride imbalance, but smoking is a great facilitator of the process. Therefore, the prevention includes both smoking sessation and choleserol - lowering drugs. We usually add aspirin, since it suppresses platelets (they activate some of the processes).
Dr. Taras Kucher
Dr. Taras Kucher
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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PAD

Diabetes, Smoking, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Family History, Being over the age of 50 and being overweight can put you at risk for PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease and more commonly known as Poor Circulation.
See a Vascular Surgeon to be evaluated. Early diagnosis will give your more treatment options. Don't wait!

In brief: PAD

Diabetes, Smoking, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Family History, Being over the age of 50 and being overweight can put you at risk for PAD or Peripheral Arterial Disease and more commonly known as Poor Circulation.
See a Vascular Surgeon to be evaluated. Early diagnosis will give your more treatment options. Don't wait!
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
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Dr. John Ricotta
PAD IS A MARKER FOR HEART ATTACK AND STROKE. IF YOU HAVE PAD YOU SHOULD BE CHECKED FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE RISK PAD CAN CAUSE PAIN WITH WALKING, SORES OR ULCERS ON THE FOOT OR PAIN IN THE FOOT. MOST PAD IS ASYMPTOMATIC AND LEADS.TO THREAT OF AMPUTATION IN ONLY ABOUT 10-15% OF PATIENTS BIGGEST RISK FOR THIS IS SMOKING AND DIABETES ESPECIALLY IN COMBINATION
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine

In brief: Complications

If you have peripheral arterial disease, you have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, impotense, and problems with healing among other things.
For prevention, think about having your cholesterol level checked regularly, and make sure it is in a healthy range. Exercise. Eat a healthy diet full of vegetables.

In brief: Complications

If you have peripheral arterial disease, you have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, impotense, and problems with healing among other things.
For prevention, think about having your cholesterol level checked regularly, and make sure it is in a healthy range. Exercise. Eat a healthy diet full of vegetables.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Many

Check out heart.
Org for pad discussion.

In brief: Many

Check out heart.
Org for pad discussion.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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