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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

More than 8 million Americans Suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common disease that develops when arteries become clogged from fatty build-up (atherosclerosis) along the artery walls.

The fatty build-up creates the artery to become narrowed, and eventually clogged, restricting the blood flow to your limbs. PAD most commonly affects the legs but atherosclerosis can be present in other arteries that carry blood to your heart, head, stomach and kidneys.

Just like clogged arteries in the heart - clogged arteries in the legs puts you at risk of  heart attack, stroke and limb loss.

Talk to your podiatrist about Vascular Screening for PAD, a simple ten minute test could save your limb.