By Emile R. Mohler III, Alan T. Hirsch
One in each 20 american citizens over the age of fifty has peripheral artery ailment, or P.A.D., a illness that is affecting the arteries outdoors the guts. when you or a person you recognize suffers from this painful and sometimes debilitating situation, this booklet can supply support and wish. a hundred Questions and solutions approximately Peripheral Artery disorder (P.A.D.) presents transparent, authoritative solutions to universal questions raised by way of sufferers and their households as they navigate the area of P.A.D. well known specialists Drs. Alan Hirsch and Emile Mohler, III have written an obtainable and informative ebook for sufferers who are looking to comprehend their affliction extra sincerely. that includes information regarding universal signs, the prognosis strategy, treatments, and chance components for similar stipulations resembling atherosclerosis and claudication, this article is a useful assets for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional features of P.A.D.
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Extra info for 100 Questions & Answers about Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Yes. Although PAD can affect anyone—men and women, young and old—it is more common in individuals of African American descent, who are at approximately a two-fold increased risk for PAD that is not explained by other risk factors nor other socioeconomic factors (such as income, work, or geography). The reasons for this increased risk remain unknown. Also, in North America it is known that Native Americans are also at increased risk, though this could be due to their much higher incidence of obesity and diabetes.
Thus, all of the other arteries are “peripheral,” though they are just as critical to your health as the heart arteries. The major artery that leaves the heart is called the aorta. Other arteries include the carotid and vertebral arteries, which supply the brain; the subclavian, axillary, brachial, radial, and ulnar arteries, which supply the arms; the renal arteries, which supply the kidneys; and the celiac, superior mesenteric, and inferior mesenteric arteries, which supply the gut. QXP 8/19/09 7:31 PM Page 3 Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is defined as the broad group of disorders that affects any artery other than those that supply the heart itself.
I was diagnosed with claudicaion and it was discovered that the iliac artery supplying my left leg was 93% blocked. 14. Can the artery in my leg suddenly clot off? Yes. A sudden and complete occlusion of the artery in the leg is called acute arterial occlusion or acute limb ischemia, which is sometimes abbreviated ALI. This condition is, however, a relatively rare phenomenon and typically occurs due to either a blood clot (thrombus) traveling from upstream (the heart) or an aortic or popliteal aneurysm to a more distant leg artery.