Peripheral vascular disease is a sign of fatty deposits and calcium building up in the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Risk factors include aging, diabetes, and smoking.

Symptoms may include leg pain, particularly when walking.

Tobacco cessation, exercise, and a healthy diet are often successful treatments. When these changes aren't enough, medications or surgery can help.

A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to limbs.

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

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Cases per year

More than 3 million US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging often required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

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