Peripheral Arterial Disease of the Legs (cont.)
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You can prevent or delay peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by controlling risk factors and changing your lifestyle. See Living With PAD for ideas and support.
Living With PAD
There are many things you can do to keep peripheral arterial disease (PAD) from getting worse. These steps may also help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, which can help control PAD.
And doing any one of these things can help you reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, which is important to do when you have PAD.
Focus on a healthy lifestyle
A cardiac rehab program can help you make lifestyle changes. In cardiac rehab, a team of health professionals provides education and support to help you make new, healthy habits.
Care for your feet and legs
Take good care of your feet and legs. When you have reduced blood flow to your legs, even minor injuries can lead to serious infections.
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