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Peripheral Artery Disease

When arteries, blood vessels carrying oxygen are blocked, it could lead to a peripheral artery disease. This is commonly called as peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Typically, plaque builds up in the walls of major blood vessels, narrowing them leading to atherosclerosis. This affects blood and oxygen supply to the organs of the body – primarily the legs in most cases. Structural defects in blood vessels can also be a cause for peripheral vascular disease, and can occur in any artery of the body.

Symptoms Requiring Leg Artery Angioplasty

Pain in various forms is the first symptom of peripheral vascular/artery disease that may require a Leg angioplasty or peripheral angioplasty. The various types of pain are ache, or cramps in the legs when walking or exercising; ache or pain in the calf, foot or buttocks and thighs. This could disappear when taking rest and reappear when there is activity. Other serious symptoms that require fast action are non-healing ulcers, leg weakness, numbness, coldness, tingling and change in color of the foot skin. A Leg artery angioplasty is a proven treatment method. Dr. Saurabh Joshi, our principal consultant is an expert in peripheral angioplasty in Mumbai.

Risk Factors of Peripheral Vascular Diseases

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Tobacco Usage
  • High Cholesterol level
  • Obesity
  • Besides these factors, family history, old age, and a sedentary lifestyle that is becoming common in fast paced mega polis’ like Mumbai, Bangalore, and so on are also major causes of a Peripheral artery disease.