Regain a normal life
Lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects more than 8 million people in the United States and over 202 million people globally. Doctors are seeing an exponential increase in the number of patients with PAD as risk factors become more prevalent, the population ages, and the treatments for chronic diseases become more sophisticated. But there’s good news, too: medical advances have improved the treatment of PAD, and you have a real chance of regaining a normal life after a PAD diagnosis.
I want to empower you as a patient to make informed decisions about your own care. I also want to encourage you to get diagnosed earlier. This will mean less pain, faster diabetic wound healing, fewer needless amputations, preservation of independence, and a greater quality of life.