Avoid a stroke or heart attack

Do I Need a Test for PAD?

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious circulatory problem in which the blood vessels that carry blood to your arms, legs, brain, or kidneys, become narrow or clogged.  It affects over 8 million Americans, most over the age of 50.  It may result in leg discomfort with walking, poor healing of leg sores/ulcers, difficult to control blood pressure, or symptoms of stroke.  People with PAD are at a significantly increased risk for stroke and heart attack.

Answers to these questions will determine is you are at risk for PAD 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,                YES    NO
    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?                YES    NO
 
3. Do you experience foot or toe pain that often disturbs your sleep?           YES    NO
 
4. Are your toes or feet pale, discolored, or bluish?                                          YES    NO
 
5. Do you have skin wounds or ulcers on your feet or toes that are               YES    NO
    slow to heal (8-12 weeks)?
 
6. Has your doctor ever told you that you have diminished or                          YES    NO
    absent pedal (foot) pulses?
 
7. Have you suffered a severe injury to the leg(s) or feet?                                YES    NO
 
8. Do you have an infection of the leg(s) or feet that may be                            YES    NO
    gangrenous (black skin tissue)?

 

If you answered YES to any of these questions, a vascular exam may be necessary.  Show these results to your family physician or podiatrist as soon as you can.  Consider following-up with a PAD test. 

We test for PAD!  Call 341-FOOT or visit 341foot.com and schedule an appointment TODAY!

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