SIGNS YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM CLOGGED ARTERIES OR POOR BLOOD FLOW AND WHAT TO DO
PAD or peripheral artery disease is symbolized with pain in the extremities, cramps and fatigue while walking.
CASUES OF PERIPEHARL ARTERY DISEASES
- High cholesterol
SYMPTOMS OF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASES
- Low pulse in the legs
- Hair loss on the legs
- Shiny skin
- Wounds that heal slowly
- Burning sensation
- Pain in the legs after workout, which is soothes after taking a rest
- One body part is cooler than the other one
Usually doctors misdiagnose PAD with other health issues. However, it can be diagnosed with ankle-brachial index, which compares the pressure of the upper arm with the pressure of the feet. Moreover, doctors can do test, such as: MRI, CT scan, or angiography for more complicated cases. It can show where the blockage is located.
PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
The American Heart Association claims that Peripheral artery disease can be prevented if it is diagnosed early.
People should make some life changes, including:
- Avoid smoking
- Healthy diet
- Regular training
- Taking medications for high cholesterol and blood pressure
The prevention and treatment of peripheral diseases are totally different things. In order to prevent it, you should do regular exercising, avoid smoking, consume healthy food, and regulate the cholesterol level and blood pressure level.
Several patients underwent angioplasty. However, it is not an invasive surgery; it only opens the clogged artery and puts in a stent.