By Emile R. Mohler III, Alan T. Hirsch
One in each 20 americans over the age of fifty has peripheral artery illness, or P.A.D., a sickness that is affecting the arteries outdoors the guts. in case you or somebody you recognize suffers from this painful and infrequently debilitating , this e-book can provide support and wish. a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Peripheral Artery disorder (P.A.D.) presents transparent, authoritative solutions to universal questions raised by means of sufferers and their households as they navigate the realm of P.A.D. popular specialists Drs. Alan Hirsch and Emile Mohler, III have written an available and informative publication for sufferers who are looking to comprehend their affliction extra sincerely. that includes information regarding universal indicators, the prognosis strategy, therapies, and threat components for similar stipulations corresponding to atherosclerosis and claudication, this article is a useful assets for someone dealing with the actual and emotional features of P.A.D.
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Plaque Fatty deposits that narrow or clog arteries and can cause PAD. The most common cause of a blocked leg artery is buildup of cholesterol into a plaque that may protrude into the bloodstream, causing reduced blood flow. Other rare causes of a blocked leg artery include compression of an abnormal popliteal artery from adjacent muscle (known as popliteal entrapment) or compression from a cyst that is attached to the artery wall (known as adventitial cystic disease). Another relatively rare cause of a blocked leg artery is a blood clot that travels from the heart to lodge downstream in a small leg artery.
Large vessel arteritis Rather rarely, arteries can be damaged by diseases that cause inflammation of the artery wall. These diseases are treated very differently than when arteries are affected by atherosclerosis. QXP 8/19/09 7:31 PM Page 8 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE Aneurysm An expansion or “ballooning” of the aorta or other arteries. Not all aneurysms are dangerous, but all should be followed by your doctor to verify if they are expanding. If you have PAD, the fact is that you will have PAD for the rest of your life.
When leg arteries are hardened and clogged, blood flow to the legs and feet is reduced. Plaque Fatty deposits that narrow or clog arteries and can cause PAD. The most common cause of a blocked leg artery is buildup of cholesterol into a plaque that may protrude into the bloodstream, causing reduced blood flow. Other rare causes of a blocked leg artery include compression of an abnormal popliteal artery from adjacent muscle (known as popliteal entrapment) or compression from a cyst that is attached to the artery wall (known as adventitial cystic disease).
100 Questions & Answers about Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) by Emile R. Mohler III, Alan T. Hirsch