“For the last six months or so, I’ve been having problems with my hips and legs cramping when I walk, although they feel better once I stop. I thought it was just because I’m getting old, but my friend was telling me about a leg vein disease called PAD. What can you tell me?”

Read here to learn more about peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD can be a sign of clogged arteries in other parts of your body as well, such as the heart, neck, or brain, putting you at increased risk for heart attacks and stroke. Health-related information on this website including text, graphics, images, and other material is for educational purposes only and therefore not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.