Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, is a narrow blockage of the artery that can lead to heart attack or stroke – and it affects 12 million Americans. Dr. Jason Roberts sat down with WSOS 99.5 St. Augustine Radio to share more information about this condition:
- PAD is most common in men and women over the age of 65.
- Risk factors for PAD include smoking (even electronic cigarettes), a family history, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
- Symptoms can manifest themselves in the legs – including pain while walking, poor toenail growth, one leg getting colder than the other, and a lack of hair below the knee.
For more, listen to the radio interview below or call 904-436-6420 to set up an appointment with the FCCI team.