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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

PAD is caused by a narrowing in the blood vessels that supply parts of the body such as the legs, arms, kidneys, or stomach. This narrowing is usually due to a blockage in the blood vessel. If the narrowing becomes severe enough symptoms or health issues may occur.

Also referred to as peripheral vascular disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs. Risk factors include aging, diabetes, and smoking.