Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral Artery Disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly in the arteries of the legs and pelvis. When you develop PAD, your extremities don’t receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking. Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition may be reducing blood flow to your heart and brain, as well as your legs.