Peripheral arterial disease affects about 8.5 million Americans.
It becomes more common as we get older. Read more about this condition.
PAD is dangerous because it reduces blood flow to the arteries. This may involve your organs, your brain, and your limbs. PAD may also signal other circulatory problems.
Certain risk factors for PAD can't be controlled. However, you can control many risk factors.
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.
Treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease.
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