A problem of the circulatory system wherein arteries in the body constrict, peripheral arterial disease is characterized by a decrease in blood flow to the extremities of the body, especially the limbs. When this happens especially in the leg area, one experiences pain while walking. The other symptoms of the condition include numbness of the area, formation of sores on legs, toes or feet, change in the color of the legs, loss of hair and so on. If left untreated, one can even experience pain while lying down or resting.
HOW IS PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Certain risk factors like diabetes, smoking, obesity and high blood pressure, among others can increase your chances of developing peripheral arterial disease.