Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
September is Peripheral Arterial Disease ( P.A.D.) Awareness Month!
Vascular Access Centers of Eatontown, is offering PAD Screening at No Cost all Month!
Here are some interesting facts about Peripheral Arterial Disease that many people don't know!
- 180,000 non-traumatic AMPUTATIONS are performed in the US every year. Over half of these are done WITHOUT a proper evaluation or screening first, to determine if the limb could have been SAVED.
- An estimated 10-12+ million Americans suffer from poor circulation in their legs and feet due to PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD). PAD limits
- walking ability, and decreases Quality of Life even in the earliest stages!
- PAD is a common circulation problem in the arteries of the leg. Over time, these arteries become blocked with plaque, putting you at risk for STROKE, HEART ATTACK, and lower limb/extremity AMPUTATION.
Vascular Access Centers has launched the Health Evaluations for Limb Preservation (HELP) Initiative to assist patients and Health Care providers identify circulation issues sooner and prevent amputations.
Don't become a statistic. Let Vascular Access Centers HELP. Take the first STEP, and call us today to schedule your evaluation! Vascular Access Centers is committed to keeping you on your feet by saving your limbs and your quality of life.
Something to think about is that "Half of those who suffer from PAD will show NO signs or symptoms." Knowing what to look for is imperative in staying healthy.
The following are some risk factors that play a key role in determining if you're at risk. These risk factors include:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Family History
- Age (50+)
SIGNS or SYMPTOMS may include pain at exertion or rest, numbness, tingling and fatigue in the hips, buttocks, legs and feet.
Many amputations can be AVOIDED, and circulation in the legs and feet improved through MINIMALLY INVASIVE/NON-SURGICAL techniques (via a BANDAID-SIZED incision). Vascular Access Centers of Eatontown specializes in all endovascular techniques to treat PAD both ABOVE AND BELOW THE KNEE!
If you, or anyone you know, might be at risk, don't wait! PAD is a PROGRESSIVE disease. Vascular Access Centers of Eatontown can HELP by offering full service from diagnosis to treatment all within a comfortable OUTPATIENT atmosphere, requiring no overnight/hospital stay!
Article/Blog provided by:
Jennifer Noble at Vascular Access Centers of Eatontown & Piscataway
For more information on PAD, please visit http://www.vascularaccesscenters.com/pad-symptoms