- March 16, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Category: Peripheral Arterial Disease
Peripheral Artery Disease occurs when blood flow to the extremities—in most cases legs and feet—becomes blocked due to the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is the most severe form of PAD, causing leg pain at rest, poorly healing foot wounds, or gangrene. Dr. Rundback discusses tips for caretakers of loved ones with Peripheral Artery Disease.
- When should a caretaker seek help for a non-healing wound?
- When stepping into the role of a caretaker for someone that has PAD, what are some challenges they may have?
- Are there lifestyle changes caretakers should have their loved ones take if they have PAD?
- How serious is PAD?
- Does having PAD increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke?