What is Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD as it is known is caused by a blockage of the arteries, this slows the supply of blood to the legs.
The arteries supply blood to the muscles and organs and when the arteries are blocked with plaque it becomes difficult for the blood to reach the areas that needs it.
Peripheral artery disease or PAD is a painful and dangerous disease.
Claudication and peripheral artery disease
The most common symptom of Peripheral artery disease is claudication, this is experienced by pain in the calves or thighs after walking just a short distance. Usually the pain subsides after resting for a while.
Claudication occurs because not enough blood is getting through to the muscles. During exercise your muscles needs more blood and because of the restricted flow associated with Peripheral artery disease, exercise can be painful.
Peripheral artery disease also greatly increases the chance of heart attack or stroke. It usually affects those over 70 however it can affect younger people, especially if you are smoking, have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Fighting the effects of Peripheral artery disease.
Prior knowledge is your best tool of defense against PAD.
Diagnosis can be given following a simple test that measures the “ankle brachial index”. The test is performed using a blood pressure cuff to measure the pulse in the ankle and the wrist. The two are compared and if the blood pressure in the ankle is lower than the wrist, then there is a blockage in the arteries supplying the legs.
Oral EDTA Chelation Therapy can help with peripheral artery disease and unblock veins and arteries together with a healthier diet and exercise program.