Welcome to Woodlands Vein Center & Preventative Medicine Clinic, where we specialize in providing top-notch care for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Our team of experienced medical professionals is dedicated to helping patients manage and treat this condition effectively.

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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)?

Peripheral Arterial Disease, commonly referred to as PAD, is a condition that occurs when plaque buildup narrows or blocks arteries in the legs, restricting blood flow to the muscles and tissues. This reduced blood flow can lead to various symptoms, such as leg pain, cramping, and weakness, especially during physical activity.

What are the risk factors for PAD?

Several factors can increase your risk of developing PAD, including:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Aging (especially over 50)
  • Family history of PAD or cardiovascular disease

What are the symptoms of PAD?

Symptoms of PAD often manifest in the lower extremities and may include:

  • Leg pain or cramping, particularly during physical activity (claudication)
  • Numbness or weakness in the legs
  • Coldness in the lower leg or foot
  • Sores or ulcers on the feet or legs that heal slowly
  • Changes in the color of the legs or feet
  • Weak or absent pulses in the legs

How is PAD diagnosed?

PAD is typically diagnosed through a combination of medical history review, physical examination, and diagnostic tests, including:

  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI) test
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Computed tomography angiography (CTA)

What are the treatment options for PAD?

Treatment for PAD aims to alleviate symptoms, improve circulation, and reduce the risk of complications. Treatment options may include:

  • Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy diet
  • Medications to lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, and prevent blood clots
  • Angioplasty and stenting to open narrowed or blocked arteries
  • Bypass surgery to create new pathways for blood flow

Why choose Woodlands Vein Center & Preventative Medicine Clinic for PAD care?

At Woodlands Vein Center & Preventative Medicine Clinic, we offer comprehensive care for PAD tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our team of specialists utilizes the latest diagnostic tools and treatment techniques to effectively manage PAD and improve our patients’ quality of life. With a focus on preventive medicine and patient-centered care, we strive to empower our patients to take control of their health and achieve optimal outcomes.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of PAD or have concerns about your vascular health, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re here to provide the expert care and support you need to manage PAD and live life to the fullest.

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