Learn More About Peripheral Artery Disease

Editor's Note: This article was originally written by former editor Katherine Curtis.

I wanted to bring to your attention a recent news story about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). The article discusses a survey that shows very few Americans are aware of PAD and the potentially serious side effects that can occur in sufferers, such as stroke, heart attack and amputation.

With PAD, a patient has insufficient blood flow to the legs and those with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol have a higher risk of developing the condition. According to The American Heart Association, nearly 8 million people have PAD but it often goes undiagnosed by healthcare professionals, and many people mistake the symptoms for something else.

Learn more about Peripheral Artery Disease, the symptoms and causes, diagnosing the condition and the different treatment options that available. MyBloodPressureConnection.com has several articles that will help you better understand the condition, and whether you or a loved one may be at risk:

Peripheral Artery Disease: Take Care of Their Legs

Peripheral Vascular Disease: What is it and Symptoms

Introduction to PAD

The Three Most Common Vascular Diseases

The Basics of Vascular Disease

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Katherine