It seems like everywhere you look people are talking about Diabetes but not many are talking about P.A.D. Peripheral Arterial Disease occurs when arteries in the legs become narrowed or clogged with fatty deposits, reducing blood flow to the legs. P.A.D may cause leg muscle pain when walking and lead to disability, amputation and a poor quality of life.
Having blocked arteries in the legs means you are likely to have blocked arteries in other parts of the body, such as in the heart and brain. Thus, P.A.D is a powerful warning sign of existing cardiovascular disease and raises the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke.
Take our questionnaire by clicking here and see if you are at risk for PAD then join St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center’s Dr. Michael Grad on Sept. 18th as he will educate on P.A.D. and what you can do to fight this disease.
Brushy Creek Community Center
16318 Great Oaks Drive
Round Rock, Texas
Call (512) 487-3627 to Register and we look forward to seeing you there!
Health and Wellness Coordinator
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center