Peripheral artery disease must be treated by a trained vascular specialist. When the symptoms are ignored, the condition can worsen leading to serious medical complications.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
The Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center in Nashville, TN has published a new article on their website describing the causes of arterial disease and peripheral arterial disease. According to the vein center, peripheral arterial disease can result in limited mobility, impaired wound healing, infection, and limb loss if left untreated.
Dr. Tif Siragusa, MD, Director of Siragusa Vein and Vascular Center, notes that "Peripheral artery disease must be treated by a trained vascular specialist. When the symptoms are ignored, the condition can worsen leading to serious medical complications."
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when waxy or fatty deposits called "plaque" build up in the leg arteries, narrowing them and restricting blood flow to the leg muscles. It is more common in older adults. Other risk factors include diabetes, abnormal cholesterol, cigarette smoking, and high blood pressure.
At Siragusa Vein and Vascular, Dr. Siragusa and his dedicated medical team provide effective conservative as well as minimally invasive treatment options. In July, the staff at Siragusa Vein and Vascular will be using social media to encourage the public to take precautions and get timely treatment for PAD.
For more information, call: (615) 884-7600 or visit: http://www.nashvilleveincenter.com/.
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