Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries that carry blood throughout the body.
This plaque buildup in the arteries is referred to as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis will eventually harden and cause a blockage in these main arteries, decreasing the oxygen and blood flow to some of the body’s main organs and limbs.
PAD is commonly found to affect the arteries in the legs, but is possible anywhere in the body, including from the heart to your head, arms, kidneys and stomach. The blocked blood flow can cause pain and numbness in the affected area(s), as well as increasing your risk for an infection in the affected limb. For more information, call us today.
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