What are the Challenges of PAD
Dr. Rundback explains the challenges people with Peripheral Artery Disease may have. On average, 20% of individuals over the age of 70 have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Caretakers need to be aware of this and the signs of PAD. There is a reasonably good chance, particularly if your loved one is diabetic or has Chronic Kidney Disease, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, or a history of blockages of the heart arteries, that you may become a caretaker of someone that has PAD. PAD is a hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, affecting the circulation predominantly of the legs. What you need to know about these patients is that you need to be very cautious and aware of the development of wounds. If they get a wound that doesn’t heal within a week or two, seems to be getting rapidly worse, or seems to be infected early, they need to very quickly consult a physician and particularly ask for a vascular evaluation. Learn more at https://americanendovascular.com/when-stepping-into-the-role-of-a-caretaker-for-someone-that-has-pad-what-are-some-challenges-they-may-have/ Schedule your consultation today at1-833-PAD-EXPERT (1-833-723-3973).
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