Do I have Peripheral Arterial Disease?
Get a jump on early detection and treatment by knowing the symptoms of PAD. Common symptoms include:
- Leg pain: fatigue, heaviness, tiredness, or cramping in the leg muscles (buttocks, thigh, or calf) that occurs during activities such as walking or climbing stairs. This pain or discomfort goes away once the activity is stopped and during rest. Many people do not report this problem to their health care providers because they think it is a natural part of aging
- Pain in the legs and/or feet that disturbs sleep
- Sores or wounds on toes, feet, or legs that heal slowly, poorly, or not at all
- A lower temperature in one leg compared to the other
- Poor nail growth and decreased hair growth on toes and legs
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult your doctor.
* U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, NIH Publication No. 06-5837, Aug 2006.
This information is not intended for diagnosis. If you have questions or concerns, consult you physician.