Cost and Consequence of Peripheral Artery Disease

Statistical information shows the economic impact of
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) compared to other diseases:














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    Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease

    P.A.D. develops slowly over many years and many people with P.A.D. have no symptoms. Only about 1 out of 3 people with P.A.D. actually feel there is something wrong with their feet or legs.

     

    Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease include one or more of these problems:

    • Leg pain at rest and/or leg pain when walking
    • Cramps, tiredness or pain in your legs, thighs or buttocks that always happens when you walk but then goes away when at rest
    • Skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes that are slow to heal (8 to 12 weeks)
    • Foot or toe pain at rest that often disturbs your sleep
    • Gangrene
    • A noticeable decrease in temperature of your leg or foot


Take Preventive Measures

We take for granted our ability to walk, until foot or leg pain makes it difficult to perform activities that involve walking.  It can make life miserable. P.A.D. can have a very profound impact on your quality of life. Early detection and treatment of P.A.D. can help keep legs healthy, lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, and increase mobility.


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If you or a family member have any of the above symptoms, please visit your physician today.