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What is the Best Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

The best treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease, first of all, is controlling those risk factors which cause the problem in the first place: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and an inactive lifestyle. Once you have been diagnosed with Peripheral Artery Disease, if you are getting pain when walking, which is called claudication, often the best thing to do is walk through it. Unlike chest pain, which would be a reason to stop walking, leg pain is not dangerous. We encourage people with Peripheral Artery Disease to walk through the pain, and often you’ll be able to walk further over time. This, combined with appropriate medications prescribed by your doctor, can help improve your quality of life and prevent procedures in the future for PAD. When the disease becomes more severe, and you can’t walk, you are waking at night, or you have wounds that aren’t healing, then there are minimally invasive procedures We can perform these procedures, which can restore blood flow and allow you to regain full capacity and full function. Surgical bypass remains an option for those patients who can’t be treated with minimally invasive methods, which is what we do here at American Endovascular & Amputation Prevention. Learn more at

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