PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) is a circulatory problem where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.
This effects not only your legs but also your heart and brain.
If not discovered and treated on time, PAD can lead to
Every 6th person older than 55 years, has peripheral arterial disease.
Pain in the leg while walking is a warning sign 70% of patients are not aware of.
Do you smoke or have you smoked?
Do you have diabetes?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Are you overweight?
Do you have high cholesterol?
Do you have leg pain while walking?
Are you over 65 years old?
Are you older than 50 and have replied with yes to at least one question?
Risk for PAD increases with age. At risk are people over 50 with a cardiovascular risk factor and everybody over 65 years old.
Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is a simple, quick and painless test that compares your blood pressure measured at the ankle with the blood pressure measured at the arm.
ABI test can be done by your physician or by a healthcare provider with ABI measurements.
ABI screening reference scale
that will help with the interpretation of the result: