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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.