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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) occurs when narrowing arteries hinder the flow of blood to different areas of the body, such as the arms or legs. If not adequately managed, PAD can led to a heart attack, stroke, or amputation. To manage symptoms and keep the disease from progressing, follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, do not smoke, and watch out for your blood pressure and cholesterol.
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Rated on: 4/9/2021 8:54:23 AM
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