Symptoms and Treatment Options in Houston
Are you experiencing poor circulation in your legs, leg pain, or have been diagnosed with a blood clot in your leg? You may be suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is a circulatory problem. This condition is caused by narrowed arteries which lead to a declined blood flow to the extremities. Peripheral arterial disease is very serious and should be treated right away by a board certified Katy vascular specialist.
Common Symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease
The most common symptoms of PAD involving the lower extremities are cramping, pain or tiredness in the leg or hip muscles while walking or climbing stairs. Typically, this pain goes away with rest and returns when you walk again.
- Many people mistake the symptoms of PAD for something else.
- PAD often goes undiagnosed by healthcare professionals.
- People with peripheral arterial disease have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke.
- Left untreated, PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation.
Treatment Options for This Condition
The good news for PAD patients is that PAD is easily diagnosed in a simple, painless way. You can take control by leading a heart-healthy lifestyle. Some of the treatment options for this condition may include the following:
- Stent placement
- Balloon angioplasty
Contact Us to Discuss Treatment Options
Although many people who suffer from this condition have found success with an improved diet, exercise, and quitting smoking, this may not be effective for your condition. At Premier Vein & Vascular Center, we offer a number of procedures to help alleviate the underlying cause of your symptoms. Please contact us at 832-321-5355 to learn more about how might be able to help you.