What is PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease?
Risk factors that greatly increase the likelyhood of developing PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease are increasing age, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and Diabetes.
Diabetes can lead to neuropathy and below the knee amputation. The path to this result goes through PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease. Sadly, many people with diabetes or peripheral neuropathy don’t know about PAD and can often miss or confuse the related signs and symptoms such as numbness or weakness in legs, sores on toes, feet or legs that don’t heal. Discoloration in legs. Painful cramping in legs after walking on an incline or climbing stairs.
If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs or symptoms, please schedule a consultation at Modern Vascular. If you don’t have these symptoms, but you are, A) over 65, B) over 50 with history of Diabetes or smoking, or C) under 50 with Diabetes and other PAD risk factors (obesity/high blood pressure/high cholesterol) please get screened for PAD regularly. Early diagnosis and successful treatment of PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease prevents amputation and saves lives.
Why you need to get screened.
PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease represents a significant health risk.
It’s a silent killer that is often undetected and undiagnosed. PAD symptoms are easily overlooked if attributed to arthritis and old age, or masked by nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy.
By the numbers, PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease affects 1-in-20 adults over the age of 50, and more than 20% of people over 65. The risk factors associated with PAD also increase significantly if you are diabetic or if you were ever a smoker.
Are you experiencing leg fatigue during normal walking activity? numbness or tingling in your legs while sitting? Legs cramping in the middle of the night? These are some of the non-visible warning signs of PAD, and there is more at stake than missing out on daily activities.
If left untreated, PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease can result in the development of foot ulcers, non-healing sores, and areas of nerve damage that eventually become dead tissue due to restricted blood flow. This stage of PAD leads to below the knee amputation.
Prevention is always the best medicine and it can save your toes, feet, legs, and life. Please don’t ignore PAD; get screened regularly.
Why Modern Vascular?
Our leading physicians, techniques, equipment, facilities, staff, and focused specialization make us the best and most experienced option to treat you if you are experiencing the symptoms of PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease now or are high risk to experience them in the future.
PAD – Peripheral Artery Disease is a silent killer taking too many lives, but it doesn’t have to be. Modern Vascular’s specialized approach to screening, diagnosing, and treating PAD can save your toes, feet, legs and life. In many cases avoiding amputation or worse while recovering at home after a safe and successful outpatient surgical procedure.
Choose Modern Vascular because we are PAD specialists. This is what we do, it is our purpose.