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Peripheral artery disease - legs

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Peripheral vascular disease
Arteriosclerosis obliterans
Blockage of leg arteries
Intermittent claudication
Vaso-occlusive disease of the legs
Arterial insufficiency of the legs
Recurrent leg pain and cramping
Calf pain with exercise

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition of the blood vessels that supply the legs and feet. It occurs due to narrowing of the arteries in the legs. This causes decreased blood flow, which can injure nerves and other tissues.

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Review Date: 5/10/2022+
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