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Peripheral Artery Disease Anatomy and Symptoms

Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a cardiovascular disease which mainly affects the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet.

PAD Symptoms

  • Weakness in legs
  • Leg pain in the muscles while walking or during mild exercise, which goes away when you rest
  • Cramps, tiredness or pain in your legs, thighs or buttocks
  • Skin wounds or sores on your legs, feet, or toes that are slow to heal
  • Foot or toe pain at rest that often disturbs your sleep

 

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