What is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a sign of fatty deposits and calcium build up in the walls of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis narrows and blocks arteries in critical regions of the body. PAD most commonly affects arteries in the legs.
The most common symptoms of PAD involve the lower extremities cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Typically, this pain goes away with rest and can return when you walk again.
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