PAD Awareness Month: getting screened can be a life saver!
PAD Risk Factors
- Age: people over 65 years of age are at an increased risk of PAD, even if asymptomatic
- Diabetes: diabetic patients have a significant risk of developing PAD, especially if they are over 45
- High cholesterol: this raises the risk of PAD and warrants screening
- Smoking: smokers raise their risk of PAD, especially as they age