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Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

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definition. The narrowing or blockage of the vessels that carry blood from the heart to the legs caused by Atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries. PAD is more common happen in the legs than arms, and also can happen in any blood vessel..

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Pain in the legs Aches, or cramps with walking can happen in the hip, thigh, or calf..

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Smoking. High blood pressure. Atherosclerosis. Diabetes.

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H ow to prevent PAD?. Get plenty of physical activity to help prevent PAD or improve symptoms of PAD.

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diagnosed. Ankle brachial index, ABI a noninvasive test that measures the blood pressure in the ankles and compares it with the blood pressure in the arms at rest and after exercise. Imaging test such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography,MRA and computed tomographic,CT angiography.

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Thank You. References : Virani SS, Alonso A, Aparicio Hj , Benjamin Ej , Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics update; a report from the American Heart Association..