Understanding P.A.D.

Peripheral Artery Disease of the lower extremities, also known as P.A.D., is a problem in which narrowed and/or blocked arteries restrict blood flow not only to your limbs but may also restrict the circulation to your heart and other organs. This restriction could lead to infection or tissue damage throughout the body, and to the loss of limbs if it is not detected early enough.

You may be at risk if you have:

If P.A.D. is left untreated, it could potentially lead to gangrene and/or possible amputation, so if you notice yourself having one or more symptoms, call our office to set up an appointment to assess these issues and receive the proper treatment.

When it comes to checking for P.A.D., we use advanced technology to check the circulation of your body thus preventing and/or catching P.A.D. early. Doppler is a non-invasive test that can estimate the blood flow through your blood vessels by bouncing high frequency sound waves off your circulating red blood cells. This is a painless procedure that can help save lives and limbs. If you notice any of these symptoms or think you may have P.A.D. please call our office at (248)348-5300.

 

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