- July 7, 2021
- Posted by: cmcdonald
- Categories: PAD Video, Video Library
Q: What are the major causes or risk factors of PAD?
A: There are multiple causes and risk factors for Peripheral Vascular Disease or Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). I like to categorize them in both lifestyle type risk factors versus genetic or hereditary type factors. Lifestyle risk factors include poor diet control, diabetes caused by poor diet, and tobacco smokers. Genetic risk factors include a family history of Peripheral Arterial Disease or Coronary Artery Disease, high blood pressure or hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
More videos from the interview with Dr. Herman of the NJ Endovascular and Amputation Prevention as he explains living with Peripheral Arterial Disease:
- How does Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affect your daily life?
- Can exercise help prevent the risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?
- If a patient has Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), how likely is it that they will have complications like infection or gangrene?