peripheral artery disease


Peripheral artery disease occurs when narrow arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, mainly in the legs and feet. Symptoms can include pain in the legs or buttocks when exercising that goes away when the activity is stopped. Peripheral artery disease, often referred to as PAD, can be diagnosed with a quick, painless test called an ankle-brachial index test. Since it often goes undiagnosed, it's important to ask a healthcare professional to administer the test if you have symptoms.

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