Walking is a great way to circulate the blood flow in your legs. Walking on a treadmill is the way to start. Walk in small amounts at first and don’t do to much. Build up to a goal. Start out small and take steps to increase your work out slowly.
Heavy exercise is not the therapy target for PAD recovery. When you exercise vigorously your body is working to supply blood to all the body parts on an efficient level. When you are recovering from a surgery you need to take small steps to get back to a healthy level.
You know your body and legs. Listen to the signs and signals they may be telling you and tell your doctor. Learn the basics of developing an exercise training program if you’ve been diagnosed or treated for PAD.
High Blood Pressure
History of Smoking
Family History of PAD
PAD can also increase risk for heart attack and stroke.
How can Greater Pittsburgh Vascular Associates help you?
Take steps for your vascular health by visiting the Website http://greaterpittsburghvascular.com or call 412-469-1500 and make an appointment to talk with Doctor Inna Lamm, Dr. Gennady Geskin or Dr. Michael Mulock. They are easily approachable, trained in the signs of PAD and capable of executing a plan to get your vascular health restored.