Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Am I At Risk For P.A.D.? Part 2

Answers to these questions will determine if you are at risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) and if a vascular exam will help us better assess your vascular health status.
1. Do you have foot, calf, buttock, hip, or thigh discomfort (aching, fatigue, tingling, cramping, or pain) when you walk which is relieved by rest?
2. Do you experience any pain at rest in your lower leg(s) or feet?
3. Do you experience foot or toe pain that disturbs your sleep?
4. Are your toes pale, discolored, or bluish?
5. Do you have skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes that are slow to heal?
6. Has your doctor ever told you that you have diminished or absent pedal (foot) pulses?
7. Have you suffered a severe injury to the leg(s) or feet?
8. Do you have an infection of the leg(s) or feet that may be gangrenous (black skin tissue)?
Next Time: A test that can detect P.A.D.
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