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What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

PAD is a condition that occurs over time where the arteries supplying blood to the legs and feet build up deposits along the artery walls. The deposits limit blood flow and can cause serious health concerns. Each year, more American’s over the age of 50 are diagnosed with PAD. Know your risks. A diagnosis of the following may put you at a higher risk for PAD: • Diabetes • Obesity • High blood pressure • High cholesterol • Smoking • Age (over 50) • Family history of PAD or heart disease   Approximately half of all people who have PAD do not know they have the condition, and many individuals...