Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Many things can increase your risk for atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). These include:
The risk for PAD also increases with age. About 1 out of 5 adults older than 55 have peripheral arterial disease (PAD).2
People who have the disease in one part of the body are likely to have it in other places, including the legs.
When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you suddenly have severe leg pain; numbness; or pale, blue-black skin.
Call your doctor if you have:
Who to See
Health professionals who may be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) include:
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