How do you identify Peripheral Artery Disease?

How do you identify Peripheral Artery Disease?
December 15 06:41 2017 by admin Print This Article

How do you identify Peripheral Artery Disease?
• Severe pain in calf when walking
• Cramping in legs
• Coldness in left foot
• Sores that won’t heal
• Weak pulse in leg
• Slower growth of toenails
• Shiny skin on legs



Who is at risk for Periperal Artery Disease?


• Do you smoke?
• Do you have diabetes?
• Are you overweight (BMI over 30)?
• Do you have high blood pressure?
• Suffer from high cholesterol?
• Over 50 years of age?
• Have a family history of PAD?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you could be at risk for PAD.

Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease


• Lifestyle changes
• Medication to manage hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol
• Medication to prevent blood clots
• Angioplasty
• Bypass Surgery
• Thrombolytic therapy

For more information visit – Vascular Surgery
Call +9140006000 for an appointment with Prof. Dr. N. Sekar, Chief Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai.

 

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  1. Ramesh Subramaniam
    March 15, 20:21 #1 Ramesh Subramaniam

    Good info. Offers awareness about a less talked about problem.

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