Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Directory
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a narrowing of arteries in the legs that limits mobility, causes pain, and creates poor circulation. Atherosclerosis is a common cause of PAD. The symptoms may be present in any part of the legs from the thigh to the feet. PAD treatments include lifestyle changes, taking prescription medications, and exercising. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how peripheral arterial disease is caused as well as symptoms, causes, and treatments.
What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?
Some aches are natural with aging, but pain when you walk can be a sign of peripheral artery disease. Find out more about the symptoms and when to call your doctor.
What Causes Peripheral Artery Disease?
Plaque that hardens and blocks your arteries is the main culprit in peripheral artery disease. Find out what else might reduce the blood flow to your legs and other parts of your body.
What Are the Treatments for Peripheral Artery Disease?
Peripheral artery disease can be serious, but it’s often treated with lifestyle changes and medicine. Learn more about how you can keep PAD in check.
When Is Surgery Used in Peripheral Artery Disease?
Medicine and lifestyle changes aren’t always enough to treat peripheral artery disease. Learn about the types of surgery you might need and what to expect.