Do you have pain in your legs when you walk? Do you get small wounds that will not heal?
Peripheral Arterial Disease is a serious condition that should be treated as soon as you begin to notice signs of PAD. Maryland and DC-based Center for Vascular Medicine offers comprehensive and personalized diagnosis and treatment for arterial disease.
Center for Vascular Medicine Dr. Malone Talks about PAD
Dr. Michael Malone is one of Center for Vascular Medicines highly trained surgeons. Dr. Malone complements CVM with a wide breadth of significant surgical knowledge and experience from numerous academic and hospital appointments. His work has been published in several vascular surgery journals and textbooks.
In this episode of “Let’s Talk Live,” Dr. Malone discusses the risk factors for PAD.
Who is at risk for PAD?
People at higher risk for coronary artery disease are also at risk for developing the Peripheral Arterial Disease. The Center for Vascular Medicine will test for both coronary artery disease and PAD to help patients find comprehensive care.
- Elevated blood sugar levels (diabetes)
- Elevated cholesterol
What can I do to avoid developing PAD?
When we hear this question one of the most common things we tell our patients- Stop smoking. Patients who smoke are at a higher risk of developing PAD.
PAD may be hereditary in some patients. However, there are some simple lifestyle habits you can do to help reduce your risk of developing PAD. Be sure you are taking your cholesterol and diabetes medications as prescribed and try to eat right and get exercise every day.
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