Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is a condition in which arteries leading to the legs, feet, and sometimes arms become narrowed, blocking blood flow and causing symptoms such as cramping, pain, or tiredness in the legs when walking or climbing stairs. Having diabetes puts a person at increased risk of developing PAD. This video interview with diabetes expert Enrico Cagliero, MD, MPH, addresses common risk factors for and symptoms of PAD, approaches that can be used to reduce the risk of developing PAD, and treatment options that are available for those who are dealing with this painful condition.

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