Peripheral Artery Disease FAQs
What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition that affects blood flow in the arteries outside the heart, most commonly in the legs.
What are the common symptoms of PAD?
Common symptoms of PAD include leg pain, cramping, weakness, and numbness, especially during physical activity.
Are there any risk factors for developing PAD?
Yes, risk factors for PAD include smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a sedentary lifestyle.
How is PAD diagnosed by your PAD specialists?
Our PAD specialists use a combination of physical exams, medical history reviews, and non-invasive tests like ankle-brachial index (ABI) to diagnose PAD.
What treatment options do your PAD specialists offer?
Our PAD specialists provide personalized treatment plans, including lifestyle changes, medications, angioplasty, and vascular surgery, depending on the severity.
Can PAD be prevented?
Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle, quitting smoking, managing diabetes and blood pressure, and regular exercise can lower the risk of PAD.
How can I schedule an appointment with your PAD specialists?
To schedule an appointment with our PAD specialists, you can call our office or use the online appointment request form on our website.