Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) occurs when blood flow to the legs and feet is decreased due to changes in the lining of arteries.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Complications
This disease is more common in people with diabetes. When blood flow is poor, it is hard for common injuries such as cut scrapes and blisters to heal properly and are at a greater risk for infection. Blood vessels are damaged as a result of high blood glucose levels. These vessels are unable to supply the skin and other surrounding areas with blood. Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) can cause a feeling of coldness in the feet, pain in the legs or feet, sores or infections that heal slowly or improperly.
If you’re at risk for developing P.A.D. or are currently presenting with symptoms of P.A.D. please call our office to make an appointment and find out what steps you can take!