Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

 About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD is a problem that causes poor blood flow to the arms, legs or feet. It affects about 8.5 million Americans, becoming more common as we age. Read more about PAD.
 Symptoms & Diagnosis
Many people have PAD and don’t know it. Learn more about the symptoms to watch for and medical tests that provide early diagnosis. Learn more about PAD signs.

 Why PAD Matters
PAD is dangerous because reduced blood flow can damage cells and tissue in the limbs, organs and even in the brain. PAD may also be a sign of other circulatory problems. Learn more about why.
 Prevention & Treatment
Treatment for PAD focuses on relief from symptoms and keeping the disease from getting worse. Learn more about managing and treating PAD.

 Your Risk for PAD
Some risk factors for PAD cannot be changed. However, you can improve your chances for prevention and recovery with healthy behaviors. Read more about them.

This content was last reviewed October 2016.

PAD Tools and Resources

PAD ToolkitToolkit for Professionals:
- PAD Go-to-Guide

Downloadable Patient Sheets:

- What is PAD?  
- An Important Reason To Take Your Socks Off

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