Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the blockage of plaque in the arteries that reduces blood flow to the legs. It affects over 10 million Americans, but most people may not feel any symptoms. The most common symptom is a pain in your legs or calves that occurs while walking and subsides with rest. If left untreated, this progressive condition can be life-threatening. “The risk for developing PAD increases beginning at age 50. Individuals who smoke, have high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure are at increased risk.” Read more about PAD here.
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