Peripheral Vascular Disease

A recent study shows that including more fruits and vegetables in your diet may help keep your leg arteries free of blockages. That’s good news for patients who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD). People with peripheral artery disease have narrowing of the leg arteries. This limits blood flow to the muscles and makes it difficult or painful to walk or...

Peripheral Arterial Disease, known as PAD, occurs when the arteries become clogged with plaque, which prevents the flow of blood. When most people hear about arteries, they automatically think of the arteries in the heart. However, PAD affects the arteries in the legs. That may not seem like such a big deal, but even if the arteries in your legs...

Millions of people in the U.S. have some form of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when the peripheral arteries to the legs, arms, head, and stomach narrow. Most PAD symptoms occur in the arteries of the legs. Atherosclerosis, which is plaque build-up that blocks and narrows arteries and restricts blood flow in different regions of the body, is the...