Peripheral Arterial Disease: Risk Factors - Health Channel


Peripheral Arterial Disease: Risk Factors |

Peripheral Arterial Disease: Risk Factors, Health Channel

A history of smoking, diabetes, advanced age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, and a family history of PAD are risk factors of Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Dr. Bernie Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Medical Group, says diabetes and smoking are major risk factors, and he also explains when you have a blockage in the artery of the legs, it inhibits the blood flow or the oxygenated blood to provide the much needed oxygen to the muscles.

DISCLAIMER: The information and opinions expressed in the programs on this channel and website are intended to address specific questions asked or situations described in each particular program, are for educational purposes only, and are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these programs without seeking the advice of your personal physician or a qualified medical provider. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed, please contact your doctor or other medical professional.