Diabetes, neuropathy and PAD

Diabetes, Neuropathy and PAD

Lower-extremity diseases are the leading cause of non-injury amputation and disability in the United States. Two of these diseases, peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease (PAD), can be brought on by diabetes. Awareness of the relationship between these conditions and similarities in the warning signs is why a PAD screening and early detection is vital to your overall health. Diabetes …

Listen to your heart.

Imagine that your body is a well-designed machine, and that your heart is the pump that (literally) keeps the machine running at its best. Now how could you tell that your body might be talking to you about your overall heart health? Soreness and intermittent cramps (claudication) are one of the key symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease. So is a …

Ask your Doctor!

Are you experiencing intermittent leg pain or cramps during routine movement, walking or climbing up stairs? This could be a symptom of peripheral artery disease, and one of the most common signs of PAD. PAD can be treated if diagnosed early and properly. Aside from the warning signs, there are some demographic factors that might incite the need to schedule …