Understanding & Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease
UNDERSTANDING & TREATING PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE
Do your legs feel numb or weak when you walk?
Are you having difficulty getting to sleep due to leg pain?
If so, you may be one of the many people suffering from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD is a condition in which arteries are narrowed and blood flow to your limbs is decreased, leading to pain and other symptoms.
At Southern Kentucky Vascular, our team is dedicated to helping patients understand and combat PAD. We offer a variety of tests and treatments to help diagnose and alleviate the symptoms of PAD. Our specialists will work with you to develop an individualized care plan that is tailored to your needs.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and ensuring that you have the information and support you need to manage your condition. Don't let PAD interfere with your life any longer.
Contact Southern Kentucky Vascular today to learn more about how we can help you take control of your PAD and start living your life to the fullest.
What is PAD?
Peripheral Arterial Disease is a condition that is caused by an accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries of the legs, arms, and other extremities. This buildup, known as plaque, can cause the arteries to narrow, leading to a decrease in blood flow.
This decrease in blood flow can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and other extremities. PAD may also be caused by diabetes, smoking, age, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and other factors.
Who Is at Risk for PAD?
Anyone can develop PAD, but certain factors can increase your risk. People with diabetes, smokers, and those who are over the age of 50 are more likely to develop PAD. Additionally, people who are obese, lead a sedentary lifestyle, or have a family history of PAD may be at an increased risk for developing the condition.
How Is PAD Treated?
Treatment for PAD depends on the severity of the condition and can range from lifestyle changes to surgery. Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet can help improve symptoms of PAD. Additionally, medications such as blood thinners and cholesterol-lowering drugs are often used to treat PAD, but may not provide sufficient relief. For more severe cases, surgery may be required to open blocked arteries.
Who Do I Talk To?
If you are experiencing leg pain, numbness, or weakness, it is important to talk to an expert. Leading PAD specialist, Dr. Don W. Brown at Southern Kentucky Vascular, is committed to helping patients understand and combat Peripheral Arterial Disease. He will be able to assess your symptoms and determine the best treatment plan for you.
Dr. Brown has extensive experience in treating PAD and is a top vascular surgeon in the Southen Kentucky region. Using the latest medical technology, he will assess your symptoms to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. He is a board-certified vascular surgeon who provides the highest quality of care and to help his patients live healthier, more active lives. Don’t let leg pain, numbness, or weakness impede your quality of life. Make an appointment with Dr. Don W. Brown at Southern Kentucky Vascular today to start feeling better.
If you are experiencing leg pain, numbness, or weakness, it is important to talk to your doctor. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a condition caused by an accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries that can cause decreased blood flow and pain. Southern Kentucky Vascular is dedicated to helping you understand and combat PAD. Dr. Don W. Brown is committed to helping patients understand and combat PAD. Talk to a doctor today and get the help you need.
What our Patients are saying
"This team is amazing! Dr. Brown has made such a huge difference in my life. I had a angiogram on both of my legs. Had a stent in one and cleaned arteries out in the other one. I could tell a difference the next day. Very thorough and attentive to my needs."
~ Becky D.
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"...I want to thank Dr. Don Brown for saving my life.... I'm also walking driving and living life to the fullest all because of you. Thank you again!!!!
~ George W.