Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common circulatory problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that transport blood to your limbs and organs. This buildup of plaque is known as atherosclerosis and can lead to the narrowing and hardening of the arteries. PAD typically affects the arteries in the legs, but it can also occur in the arms and other parts of the body.
The buildup of plaque in the arteries is caused by a combination of factors, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and diabetes. These risk factors can damage the lining of the blood vessels, leading to the formation of plaque. As the plaque builds up, it narrows the arteries, reducing blood flow to the affected areas.
When blood flow to the legs is restricted, it can cause a range of symptoms, including discomfort and pain. This pain is typically felt in the calves, thighs, or buttocks and is often described as a cramping or aching sensation. The pain may occur when walking or exercising and usually goes away when resting. In severe cases, PAD can cause pain at rest, and in some cases, it can lead to ulcers or even gangrene.
PAD is more common in older adults, smokers, and those with a family history of the condition. It is also more common in people with diabetes, as high blood sugar levels can damage the blood vessels and lead to the formation of plaque.
Our team at South Jersey Vascular offers a range of treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Our team uses the latest technology and techniques to provide personalized care to each patient, helping them manage their symptoms and improve their overall health.
Our Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatments Are Listed Below:
- Peripheral Angiography
- Peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting
- Atherectomy Procedures
- Limb Salvage