Peripheral Artery Disease Warning Signs | El Camino Hospital

bit.ly/hOa81K Peripheral artery disease affects at least 20 million people in America. It’s thought to impact 5 percent to10 percent of individuals 55 years and older. And, it’s probably…
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  1. So don’t stop taking the Niacin BUT understand it is not a crutch. Everyone
    must get that Sonogram once a year. Its called a PVR. The test is non
    invasive and simple. Don’t wait. The only ones that will tell you to wait
    are your” medical insurance providers” for obvious reasons. Ask your doctor
    for the test. Its hard for him/her to recognize the problem without your
    attention drawn to it. Its not a death sentence if you stay on top of it.

  2. Yea, her doctors staying on top of it. In fact, she’s scheduled for another
    ultrasound in a couple of weeks. I guess as we get older it’s important to
    pay closer attention to any signs of an impending problem. And to get
    regular checkups of course.

  3. Idiot! Don’t anyone listen to this advice. Go see a Vascular Surgeon….NOW
    not later.

  4. The symptoms are slow, sneaky and can be mis diagnosed by patients as old
    age. The symptoms are exactly as the doctor describes in the video. I walk
    all the time and felt nothing. It only became apparent for me on our last
    two yearly vacations when we tend to do more exercise and walking than
    normal. That is when I recognized the problem. It manifests itself as aches
    in the back ankles and calves followed by a “cement” feeling that literally
    stops you from walking dead in your tracks.

  5. Sorry to hear that man. My mother has it, but it is a much milder case. One
    of the first things her doctor did was put her on niacin. He said at some
    point she may need surgical intervention, but she’s not near that point
    yet. Obviously people with symptoms of this disease, or any other disease,
    should see a doctor.

  6. I know because I have artery disease and its spreading. Had a quintuple By
    Pass and now scheduled for a leg artery ByPass. I took NIACIN for a decade.
    IT DOES NOT PREVENT THE DISEASES PROGRESSION. See a vascular surgeon. Get
    the Sonogram test followed by the CT scan with Dye. SEE A DOCTOR NOT A
    BOTTLE OF NIACIN.

  7. cont… An ABPI of 1.0 is perfect, 1.0-1.2 is normal, whilst >1.3 might
    indicate calcification of the blood vessels. Anything <0.9 suggests reduced
    supply to the lower limb, with a rising grade of severity down to <0.5.
    Bear in mind, if you are elderly or have diabetes, calcification of the
    blood vessels may give you artificially elevated readings. Don't
    self-diagnose: refer to a medical professional if you are worried about
    anything.

  8. “The typical pattern is that they will walk a certain distance after which
    they stop because their legs wont allow them walking any further . they
    rest for a few minutes , the blood recirculates in their legs, they resume
    the walking and they can walk a similar distance before stopping again ”

  9. Take niacin.

  10. Ideally, if you’re going to take ankle-brachial (leg/arm) pressure
    readings, you should lie flat to counter the effects of gravity, and rest
    there for 5-10 mins before starting. It’s also best not to try the readings
    while you’re still digesting a sizeable meal. Have the arm cuffs wrapped
    just above the elbow, and the foot cuffs around the ankle. Divide the foot
    pressure by the arm pressure readings and this will give you an ABPI result
    (ankle-brachial pressure index). … cont

  11. Why are you so angry? Niacin has been shown in numerous studies to raise
    HDL and lower LDL cholesterol, which is good for artery health. A person
    with early stage PAD should hardly run to a vascular surgeon first. Most
    importantly, no one should rely on youtube for their primary medical
    advice.

  12. Blood pressure in my arms at rest, sitting down, 111 / 66 – In my leg, 173
    / 113, if I lie down on my back, leg BP = 140/85, pulse are similar for
    both. How do you measure leg pressure, is it normal to get a high BP when
    sitting down or standing up (high BP in the leg).

  13. Sorry as well about your mother. I just didn’t want anyone to get false
    hopes that the Niacin is a “cure all”. It helps and slows it down but never
    abates it. It is imperative that patients with these symptoms have a YEARLY
    SONOGRAM to gauge their progress. I’m angry because my doctors never
    suggested yearly Sonograms AFTER I had my chest ByPass 5 years ago. The
    symptoms are slow & often thought of as just old age.

  14. i stand 10 + hrs a day on concrete and i have the most unimaginable pain in
    my legs and feet. at 28 yrs old should i worry about pad? also i have
    fatigue.

  15. Glad for all of you! Take Care.

  16. where were you when I had bypass surgery? I may have avoided it? I never
    heard of this disease before I was told my legs were 98% blocked and needed
    surgery….almost 2 years now and am better thank you:)

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