PAD {Peripheral Artery Disease} is the narrowing of blood vessels that carry blood outside the heart and often goes unnoticed. The narrowing is caused by a build up of plaque inside of the blood vessel. As the vessel becomes narrower, blood cannot flow and deliver oxygen and nutrients to your legs, arms and brain.

Risk Factors

The main risk factor is cigarette smoking. Other risk factors include diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. A family history of PAD, heart disease or stroke may also increase your risk.

COLLEEN J. MOORE, MD

Vascular Surgeon

Take our quiz to see if you qualify for our New SET Program.

SET (Supervised Exercise Therapy) is a new program to help manage your symptoms and lower your risk of future heart issues that result from PAD.

SHOES
OFF FOR
HEALTHY
LEGS

BARE YOUR FEET
& look for the following symptoms:

  • Tiredness, heaviness, cramping in your legs
  • Pale or bluish toes or feet
  • Pain in your legs when walking that stops with rest
  • Slow healing wounds on your feet or legs
  • Yellowish discoloration of your toenails
  • Poor nail or hair growth

Are You At Risk?

  • Are you 50 years old or older?
  • Do you smoke or use tobacco products?
  • Have you ever smoked or used tobacco products?

Do You Have Any Of The Following?

  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Family History of PAD

 

If you have any of the symptoms or have answered “Yes” to any questions, ask your doctor if you should be tested for PAD.

Or call 217-757-6120 to schedule an appointment with one of Prairie’s Vascular Specialists to see if you can participate in our Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET).
SET is a new program to help manage your symptoms and lower your risk of future heart issues that result from PAD.