Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How can clogged pad blood vessels hurt my legs and feet?

Peripheral arterial disease, also called PAD, can happen when the openings of the blood vessels become narrow and the legs and feet do not get enough blood. You may feel leg pain when walking or exercising. Some people also have numbness or tingling in the feet or legs or have sores that heal slowly.

What can I do to prevent or control PAD?

  • Don't smoke.
  • Keep blood glucose and blood pressure under control.
  • Keep blood fats close to normal.
  • Be physically active.
  • Ask your doctor if you should take aspirin every day.

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