Peripheral artery disease affects at least 20 million people in America. It's thought to impact 5 percent to10 percent of individuals 55 years and older. And, it's probably the strongest marker of risk for heart attack and stroke for patients in America. Two things are certain about peripheral artery disease: 1) it has an incredibly high death rate, and 2) death or debilitating physical impairment can be mitigated if you know the risk factors, the warning signs, and where to get the best treatment. Peripheral artery disease has many names, including peripheral vascular disease, peripheral artery disease, PAD, blocked arteries and clogged arteries. This informative video covers the following information: symptoms of peripheral artery disease and how to recognize them, PAD risk factors to avoid, medical solutions to avoid leg amputation, why prevention of blocked arteries matters so much, and the keys to successful peripheral artery disease management.
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I had had the ankle brachial index test done at my house when I was 44 years old and my blood pressure on the leg was 120 over 80 but the only thing that they have found the Homecare ultrasound technician has found that I had a plaque on my left leg but it was not bad enough and I always hear that it's only for people who is old this ankle brachial index test when is peripheral artery disease that is not so so the doctors and future theologians should should think about the younger ones that has high blood pressure because I had was diagnosed with high blood pressure since 1991 so that throws your proof and I don't want to hear that if if you're not 50 or older don't get the test done I got done at home no biggie God bless you have a nice day
I can walk a good half hour without a great amount of leg pain, however, any amount of time above 30 minutes my legs start to become more and more uncomfortable to walk on. This discomfort goes away after resting my legs for awhile. Could that be a warning sign of PDA? I'm morbidly obese and have been for over 20 years.
Yea, her doctors staying on top of it. In fact, she's scheduled for another ultrasound in a couple of weeks. I guess as we get older it's important to pay closer attention to any signs of an impending problem. And to get regular checkups of course.
Sorry to hear that man. My mother has it, but it is a much milder case. One of the first things her doctor did was put her on niacin. He said at some point she may need surgical intervention, but she's not near that point yet. Obviously people with symptoms of this disease, or any other disease, should see a doctor.
Why are you so angry? Niacin has been shown in numerous studies to raise HDL and lower LDL cholesterol, which is good for artery health. A person with early stage PAD should hardly run to a vascular surgeon first. Most importantly, no one should rely on youtube for their primary medical advice.
"The typical pattern is that they will walk a certain distance after which they stop because their legs wont allow them walking any further . they rest for a few minutes , the blood recirculates in their legs, they resume the walking and they can walk a similar distance before stopping again "
cont... An ABPI of 1.0 is perfect, 1.0-1.2 is normal, whilst >1.3 might indicate calcification of the blood vessels. Anything <0.9 suggests reduced supply to the lower limb, with a rising grade of severity down to <0.5. Bear in mind, if you are elderly or have diabetes, calcification of the blood vessels may give you artificially elevated readings. Don't self-diagnose: refer to a medical professional if you are worried about anything.
Ideally, if you're going to take ankle-brachial (leg/arm) pressure readings, you should lie flat to counter the effects of gravity, and rest there for 5-10 mins before starting. It's also best not to try the readings while you're still digesting a sizeable meal. Have the arm cuffs wrapped just above the elbow, and the foot cuffs around the ankle. Divide the foot pressure by the arm pressure readings and this will give you an ABPI result (ankle-brachial pressure index). ... cont
where were you when I had bypass surgery? I may have avoided it? I never heard of this disease before I was told my legs were 98% blocked and needed surgery....almost 2 years now and am better thank you:)
Blood pressure in my arms at rest, sitting down, 111 / 66 - In my leg, 173 / 113, if I lie down on my back, leg BP = 140/85, pulse are similar for both. How do you measure leg pressure, is it normal to get a high BP when sitting down or standing up (high BP in the leg).
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