Poor Leg Circulation and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Don’t leg poor leg circulation cramp your stride
My dad could only walk about 50 feet without having painful leg cramps. We didn’t know this at the time, but this was the same cholesterol problem that compromised his heart circulation, working in a bad way to decrease the blood flow to his legs. Your doctor would call this Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD. Think of it as a leg attack.
The problem behind PAD is partly cholesterol, partly high blood pressure, partly hardening of the arteries (calcium buildup or arteriosclerosis), partly STRESS and the chemicals that go with it and needs to be controlled NOW.
PAD is a sign or symptom of a group of problems that destroys your leg circulation and also puts your brain, heart, kidneys, feelings vision and your very life at risk for severe and expensive changes and might possibly end it. Unfortunately, a leg attack usually doesn’t have any signs or symptoms unless the circulation becomes very limited. Combination treatment is required to get things on track.
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