- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) occurs when plaque build-up in the veins affects blood flow in the legs and feet. While PAD affects millions of Americans, about half of those who have PAD do not have any signs or symptoms.
- The following are risk factors for PAD:
- History of diabetes or heart problems among immediate family (i.e., parents and siblings)
- Having a history of diabetes or heart problems (e.g., high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, mini-stroke or transient ischemic attack) yourself
- Having poor circulation
- Being inactive
Mount Nittany Physician Group Cardiology’s Vein and Vascular Clinic treats PAD along with other similar conditions. For more information, email email@example.com or visit mountnittany.org.