Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries used to supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis). PAD most commonly impacts your legs and feet. Some symptoms include leg numbness or weakness, and coldness in your lower leg or foot.
A diabetes diagnosis puts you at a higher risk of developing PAD. Diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts the lining of the cells in your blood, prohibiting blood from flowing smoothly.
A balanced diet can lower your risk for PAD
Anand Tarpara, MD, vascular surgeon at HonorHealth Vascular Group, shares five tips on how you can maintain a balanced diet to lower your risk for PAD and chronic diseases.