Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

 About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral arterial disease affects about 8.5 million Americans. It becomes more common as we get older. Read more about this condition.
 Symptoms & Diagnosis
There are specific tests your doctor can do if you suspect you might be developing PAD. Learn the signs and symptoms and more about the test.

 Why PAD Matters
PAD is dangerous because it reduces blood flow within the arteries of the body. This may involve your organs, your brain, and your limbs. PAD may also signal other circulatory problems.
 Prevention & Treatment
Treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease.

 Your Risk for PAD
Certain risk factors for PAD can't be controlled. However, you can control many risk factors.

This content was last reviewed October 2016.

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