Peripheral Artery Disease may not be something that’s discussed often, but it can cause those who suffer quite a bit of pain, numbness and discomfort.
The disease develops as plaque builds up on the inside of the arteries, according to Baptist Health. That buildup restricts the blood flow to the stomach, arms, head and legs.
Having Peripheral Artery Disease can increase the risk for infection, tissue death (gangrene), heart attack, stroke and amputation.
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