Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/24/2018 -- September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. As a top-rated clinic for peripheral artery disease treatments in King of Prussia and the surrounding areas, PA Vascular Institute is joining the cause and helping to get the conversation started about PAD. By sharing information and encouraging patients to discuss the disease and its symptoms with loved ones who may be at risk, the practice is hoping to connect more affected individuals with the care they need to avoid the devastating effects of the disease.
For those who do not already know, peripheral artery disease is a vascular condition in which blood flow to the lower extremities is restricted, usually caused by either plaque buildup in the arteries or inflammation. This can present a spectrum of symptoms and lead to further medical complications if left untreated. For some patients who fail to seek treatment in time, the increasingly limited blood flow may potentially result in loss of limbs or even death.
The goal of Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month is to spread knowledge about the disease to those who are at risk of developing the disease and others who have it and have yet to seek treatment. Stressing the importance of seeking care when symptoms first develop can lead more patients to get tested early before the condition worsens.
Symptoms to watch out for include mild to severe leg pain when walking or shortly after, changes in the physical appearance of the legs including thinning hair or discoloration, slow-to-heal sores on the lower extremities, leg numbness or weakness, and coldness in the feet or legs.
Anyone in the Philadelphia region experiencing these symptoms should contact the team of arterial and vascular disease experts at PA Vascular. When it comes to top peripheral artery disease treatment in Lehigh Valley, PA, the team has a history of providing first-rate care. Contact PA Vascular Institute today to schedule an appointment or learn more by calling 800-614-7294.
About Pennsylvania Vascular Institute
Pennsylvania Vascular Institute strives to bring patients only the best healthcare services in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. With four convenient locations in Philadelphia, King of Prussia, the Lehigh Valley, and Trenton, the PA Vascular Institute treats those suffering from circulatory issues including peripheral arterial disease, fibroid disease, and offers various procedures for spider veins, back pain, and cancer care.
To learn more about Pennsylvania Vascular Institute, or to schedule an appointment, please visit their website http://www.pavascularinstitute.com/.
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