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What to Watch for with PAD

What to watch for depends on which part of the body has the clogged artery:

In the leg watch for:

  • Pain or tightness especially in the calves with walking.
  • Slowly healing sores on the toes or bottom of the feet.

In the arm watch for:

  • Arm pain when using your arm
  • Dizziness when using your arm

In the stomach watch for:

  • Pain in stomach typically 15-30 minutes after eating. May progress to the point that you fear eating because of the pain.

In the kidneys watch for:

  • Blood pressure that is hard to control with medications
  • Poor kidney function which is detected in blood work

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