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TREASURE COAST’S TOP VEIN CLINIC
Whether you suffer from Varicose Veins, Arterial or Venous Disease, TCH&V will ensure your care is perfectly tailored to you so you can get back to life.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a circulatory disease that causes narrowed arteries to reduce blood flow to your limbs (usually your legs or arm).
Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries (called Atherosclerosis). Our Port St. Lucie peripheral arterial disease doctor can help determine if this condition may be reducing blood flow to your legs as well as to the heart and brain, leading in more complicated cases to myocardial infarction (heart attack) or strokes. The most common cause is a build-up of plaque caused by cholesterol in the arteries.
When you develop PAD, your extremities don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes many symptoms, most notably leg pain or calf cramping WHEN WALKING or climbing stairs (claudication). Because people with PAD have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, the American Heart Association (AHA) encourages people at risk to discuss their symptoms with their doctor to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.
It’s estimated that about 14.5 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease, up to 20 % of Americans over 60. Around half of all people with PAD do not even know they have this condition. Call our Port St. Lucie atherosclerosis specialist to find out if you are among them.
You may need to be screened for PAD if you are:
If you are suffering from atherosclerosis, or if you or someone you know suffers from acute leg pain or calf cramps, contact our team of peripheral arterial disease doctors in Port St. Lucie to book a free leg screening.