Did you just visit your GP due to any of the following symptoms?
- Numbness of the extremities
- Weakness and atrophy (diminished size and strength) of the calf muscle
- A feeling of coldness in the legs or feet
- Changes in color of the feet (pale when elevated, and turn dusky red in dependent position)
- Hair loss over the dorsum of the feet and thickening of the toenails
- Painful ulcers and/or gangrene in tissue where there is critical ischemia; typically in the toes
IF so, there is a good chance that you may be suffering from Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), which is also commonly referred to as Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). This is the narrowing or occlusion by atherosclerotic plaques of arteries outside of the heart and brain.
Read more about PVD in the article here and learn what you can do to reduce its risks to your health.