Peripheral Arterial Disease: Risk Factors




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.

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