Early Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease Can Prevent Limb Loss

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PAD increases the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. A patient can lose their limb if the case worsens. So it is wise to get PAD diagnosed at its early stage to prevent consequences. Read this pdf for more information.

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Early Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease Can Prevent Limb Loss Arteries and veins are something that we do not think about until they cause an issue. Peripheral Artery Disease PAD is one of the complications that lead to poor circulation of blood caused by narrowing of the blood vessels and arteries. It is estimated that about 10 to 15 percent of American population is affected by PAD and 1 to 2 percent people out of these have severe form of the malady that increases risk of limb loss. PAD is a progressive ailment caused due to fatty buildups in the arteries thereby leading to poor circulation. This is why it is important to diagnose and intervene ahead of time. People with PAD may or may not experience any symptom. Here’re some of the early symptoms:  Numbness  Tingling

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 Pain in the buttocks thighs and calves while walking that relieves after rest  Tissue damage  Nerve damage  Cramping  Fatigue If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned visit a reputed vascular disease center Valley Village immediately. PAD increases the risk of coronary heart disease heart attack stroke and transient ischemic attack "mini-stroke". A patient can lose their limb if the case worsens. So it is wise to get PAD diagnosed at its early stage to prevent consequences. Further people with a history of diabetes and smoking are at great risk of PAD. Inactive lifestyle high cholesterol and high blood pressure can also lead to poor blood circulation. People should visit a vascular disease center in California if they feel an unexplainable pain in their legs to get a detailed evaluation. Evaluation Evaluation involves measuring the blood pressure at the level of feet and toes. Low blood pressure here indicates poor blood circulation. The ideal ratio of the blood test is 1:1 if the ratio is less than 0.9 then PAD is manifested. Physicians also use ultrasound-guided technology to examine the obstructions. If needed advance-imaging technology such as CT scans or MRIs are conduced to get detailed information about the degree and location of the obstructions and disease. What are the treatment options for PAD When it comes to treatment vascular surgeons emphasize on catheter-based and less invasive procedures that involve local anesthesia and have little recovery time. How can PAD be prevented In order to prevent PAD one should quit smoking control blood sugar opt for an active lifestyle and follow a diet low in saturated and trans fat. Other treatment options for PAD include:  Antiplatelet agents to prevent blood clots

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 Statin medication to control cholesterol  Medications to control blood pressure An angioplasty or bypass surgery may be needed depending upon the severity. Visit a Vascular Disease Center Valley Village immediately to schedule an appointment with a vascular surgeon. Contact http://www.usavascularcenters.com 844-723-7240 2444 86th St. Suite A Bensonhurst NY 11214

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