Stand tall and spread the word about Peripheral Arterial Disease

Taking control of your Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) can reduce the risk of serious complications. That’s great news for you and your loved ones.

Could you have PAD?
Learn about PAD symptoms

Love Your Limbs™ is helping spread awareness about the fight against PAD.

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Stand tall and spread the word about Peripheral Arterial Disease

Taking control of your Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) can reduce the risk of serious complications. That’s great news for you and your loved ones.

Could you have PAD?
Learn about PAD symptoms

Love Your Limbs™ is helping spread awareness about the fight against PAD.

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Could you have PAD?

Learn about PAD symptoms

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Common PAD Risk Factors

Millions of Americans have risk factors and warning signs of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), but may not even realize it. Factors that contribute to your risk of developing PAD may include:

1 in 20 people ages 50+ are affected by PAD.2

Age

The risk of PAD increases 5 -10% with every 10 mg/dL increase in total cholesterol levels.3

High cholesterol

Can eventually damage artery walls and lead to disease.4

High blood pressure

Type 2 diabetes can make you 4 times more likely to develop PAD.5

Diabetes

Tobacco use increases your risk of developing PAD up to 4 times.6

Tobacco use

Individuals with low kidney function are twice as likely to have PAD.7

Kidney disease

Having family members with PAD can increase your risk.8

Family history

African Americans and Hispanics are at the highest risk for PAD.9

Ethnicity

PAD Is A Progressive Disease

PAD cannot be cured; however, medical treatment and a healthy lifestyle can help improve blood flow and keep the disease from getting worse. Without intervention, the disease may progress at a faster rate. In the early stages, PAD can be asymptomatic, meaning the disease does not produce or show any symptoms. The lack of symptoms is only temporary, and without treatment or diagnosis, symptoms will become more noticeable and severe. Eventually, the disease can progress to advanced PAD (also known as Critical Limb Ischemia) and amputation becomes a real and serious risk.

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