Peripheral artery disease can keep you from living a full life and may put you at risk for serious complications. The good news is that the highly trained medical staff at Bloomfield Vein & Vascular PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has the experience and expertise to help you. Book an appointment online or call today.
PAD stands for peripheral artery disease and is also called peripheral vascular disease or PVD.
PAD is a serious medical condition where plaque builds up inside your arteries, causing them to harden, and ultimately block blood flow of oxygenated blood to your legs.
In severe cases of peripheral artery disease, gangrene can develop, which may require amputation. PAD can also lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Common symptoms of PAD include:
The symptoms of PAD can sometimes be chalked up to other things like walking or exercising excessively. Still, other patients have mild or no symptoms at all, sometimes making it difficult to diagnose.
Smokers and patients with diabetes are at the greatest risk for developing peripheral artery disease since both reduce blood flow. Other risk factors include:
These risk factors alone will not lead to peripheral artery disease. However, it’s important to keep them in mind, and do what you can to reduce your overall risk.
The severity and location of the artery blockage are the factors that determine the best course of treatment for peripheral artery disease. Minimally invasive treatment options include:
If you are at risk from peripheral artery disease or are showing symptoms of PAD, contact Bloomfield Vein & Vascular PLLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for an appointment. Call today or book online.