If you are experiencing pain in your legs and occasionally in your arms, you may have a cardiac condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD). This condition is brought on by a cardiovascular disease and presents specific signs and symptoms, which can help your doctor provide a diagnosis.
At Dignity Health Central Coast, our experienced doctors can help you understand peripheral artery disease causes and symptoms, then provide personalized treatment. Find a Doctor today to discuss peripheral artery disease on the Central Coast of California.
Determining Peripheral Artery Disease Symptoms at Dignity Health Central Coast
One of the first symptoms of peripheral artery disease you may notice is pink skin on your legs due to lack of oxygen in your blood. Additional symptoms involve:
- Sores on your legs that are slow to heal
- Sores on your legs for no reason
- Night leg cramps
- Toe pain
- Leg pain or tired legs from walking
- Numbness or pain in your legs from elevation
Peripheral artery disease affects men over 50 much more than women. Additionally, your risk goes up if you have kidney disease, smoke, have a heart disease history, high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol.
Quality Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment
Dignity Health Central Coast cardiovascular doctors have a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect when recommending treatment and prevention for PAD. Lifestyle changes are the most common peripheral artery disease treatment as the disease is difficult to treat.
For severe cases involving blood flow blockages, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may recommend angioplasty and stent placement to open your arteries. Contact a specialist for steps to improve your quality of life.
Dignity Health cardiovascular doctors provide comprehensive care for peripheral artery disease on the Central Coast of California.