Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a change in blood flow to your arms and legs. It is caused by a narrowing of blood vessels that slows blood flow. It can cause problems such as leg pain when walking.
PAD is most often caused by a narrowing of blood vessels. The narrowing is often caused by a buildup of plaque called
atherosclerosis. The build up occurs over long periods of time and is increased with:
Prevention and treatment of PAD. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/VascularHealth/PeripheralArteryDisease/Prevention-and-Treatment-of-PAD_UCM_301308_Article.jsp#.WphMNWrwZQI. Accessed January 26, 2021.
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