Know the signs of peripheral artery disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is more commonly known as hardening of the arteries.
Risk factors of PAD include:
- Older than age 50
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Symptoms of PAD include:
- Numbness or weakness in your legs
- Cold legs or feet
- Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won't heal
- Change in color of your leg hair, or hair loss on the feet or legs
- Changes in your nails
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If you are concerned about PAD, talk to your Novant Health doctor about getting screened.