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Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

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:

  • Smoking
  • Older than age 50
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • 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

If you are concerned about PAD, talk to your Novant Health doctor about getting screened.