Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Pain while walking?
Don't ignore it.
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Don’t allow an under diagnosed disease increase your chances of coronary heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.
At Midwest Podiatry Centers we conduct tests to detect Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) which occurs when there is a buildup of cholesterol and plaque in peripheral arteries which causes decreased blood flow to the legs and feet.
80% of the people who have this disease aren’t even aware they have it!
What is the PAD Test?
With our new technology it is a 4 minute non-invasive test that can provide early detection of blockages in the arteries and the quality of blood flow. The test will record pressure measurements by placing cuffs around your arms, above knees, calves, and ankles. The technician will record your pulse and monitor your heart rate.
After your test, you will be able to return to your normal routine and the Doctor will notify you of your results within 24-48 hours.
Read this news release from our very own Dr. DeBrule. He shares his thoughts on how measuring the ankle brachial index (ABI) can facilitate the accurate diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and help salvage limbs.
Are You At Risk?
Do you experience any pain at rest in your lower leg(s) or feet?
Do you have foot, calf, buttock, hip, or thigh discomfort
(aching, fatigue, tingling, cramping, or pain) when you walk, which is relieved by rest? If yes, does the pain go away within 10 minutes after stopping?
Are your toes or feet pale, discolored, or bluish?
Do you have an infection, skin wound, or ulcer on your feet or toes that are slow to heal (8-12 weeks)?
Do you have a high cholesterol level or other blood lipid problem, or do you take medication to lower cholesterol?
Do you have high blood pressure or take medication for high blood pressure?
Do you have diabetes?
Have you ever smoked?
Have you previously had a stroke?
Do you have heart disease?