PAD is often underdiagnosed. One in 20 Americans over age 50 has PAD, and one in three Americans over 50 with diabetes is likely to have it.
Since PAD often has no noticeable symptoms, it is important to know the factors that could put you more at risk. These include:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- personal history of heart or vascular disease
- Age (people are more likely to get PAD as they get older)
- Race (African-Americans are twice as likely as Caucasians to have the disease.)
Just knowing your risk can help you to be on the lookout for PAD warning signs while also Continue reading.