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Signs & Symptoms of PAD

One in every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD, a condition that raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. Peripheral arterial disease develops when your arteries become clogged with plaque (fatty deposits that limit blood flow to your legs.) Just like the clogged arteries in the heart, clogged arteries in the legs mean you are at risk for heart attack and stroke. Signs & symptoms include:

  • Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after walking or climbing stairs
  • Leg numbness or weakness
  • Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other leg
  • Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won't heal
  • A change in the color of your legs
  • Hair loss on your feet and legs
  • Changes in your toenails

If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of PAD, call the UF Health Flagler Hospital Peripheral Vascular Center today. 904.819.4633