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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

PAD: What the the risk factors? And What is it?

PAD stands for Peripheral Arterial Disease. You are just not getting enough blood to your feet and legs. Who are at risk? The risk factors are smokers, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history of vascular disease, and high blood pressure. As a patient, you can work hard to decrease the blood pressure and cholesterol, get your diabetes under control, quit smoking, and walk, walk, and walk some more.


The video below talks us through the problem, how to test for it, and how to help the situation if we find ourselves in it.




Here is one of my patient's with terrible PAD. These toes were turning gangrene, and needed amputation. Only one side was problematic at the time.
Toe Gangrene prior to amputation


Closer look at the dead toes. 


Post Amputation

2 comments:

  1. This is a vein and vascular center that has multiple locations. They are located in near PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA. Office locations are, Surprise, Arizona, USA, - Goodyear, Arizona USA, Chandler, Arizona USA and Gilbert , Arizona USA. These cities surround Phoenix, so we want to focus on each city and about a 20 mile radius around each one as well as Phoenix itself since it is in the center of all these cities.

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  2. PAD and many types of diseases arises due to smoking so if you want to save your life you can quit smoking. There are many alternatives are present in the market by which you can easily quit your tobacco smoking. Like you can use electronic cigarettes as a smoking because these are healthier to use as it does not contain tobacco and any other harmful chemical. For more information you can visit here-http://blog.best4ecigs.com/2013/07/what-are-main-differences-in-smoking.html

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.