Peripheral Artery Disease

About- Peripheral artery disease or peripheral arterial disease is a common circulatory disorder characterized by reduced blood flow to the limbs that occurs due to buildup on the walls of blood vessels (makes them narrow). 

Symptoms-

Peripheral artery disease Claudication
Peripheral artery disease Coldness in the lower leg or foot
Peripheral artery disease Color change in the legs
Peripheral artery disease Erectile dysfunction in men
Peripheral artery disease Feeling of pins and needles in the lower legs or feet
Peripheral artery disease Hair loss
Peripheral artery disease Leg numbness or weakness
Peripheral artery disease No pulse or a weak pulse in the legs or feet
Peripheral artery disease Painful cramping in one or both of your hips, thighs or calf muscles
Peripheral artery disease Shiny skin on the legs
Peripheral artery disease Slow-healing sores on the toes, feet or legs
Peripheral artery disease Slower hair growth
Peripheral artery disease Slower toenails growth 
 
Causes -
Peripheral artery disease Atherosclerosis
Peripheral artery disease Blood vessel inflammation
Peripheral artery disease Limbs injury
Peripheral artery disease Radiation exposure
Peripheral artery disease Unusual anatomy of the ligaments or muscles
 
Risk factors

Peripheral artery disease A family history of peripheral artery disease, heart disease or stroke
Peripheral artery disease Diabetes
Peripheral artery disease High blood pressure
Peripheral artery disease High cholesterol
Peripheral artery disease High levels of homocysteine
Peripheral artery disease Increasing age
Peripheral artery disease Obesity
Peripheral artery disease Physically inactive
Peripheral artery disease Smoking

Specialists to visit
Cardiologist Cardiologist

Cardiologist Vascular Medicine Doctor
Cardiologist Vascular Surgeon

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.heart.org
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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