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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease refers to diseases of the blood vessels located outside the heart and brain. They are most often caused by a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries. PAD is also known as peripheral arterial disease or peripheral vascular disease (which includes both arteries and veins).

Peripheral artery disease signs and symptoms include:

Painful cramping in one or both of your hips, thighs or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs (claudication).

Leg numbness or weakness

A change in the color of your legs, Shiny skin on your legs

No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet