With Winter Coming, Schedule a Free PAD Screening Today
If you’ve been thinking about requesting a free PAD screening, there’s no better – or more important – time than now. Michiganders know how rough our winters can be. The roads are icy, the sidewalks are slippery, and sub-zero temperatures force us into hibernation mode. But, did you know that winter can obscure the signs of peripheral artery disease? When the cold weather hits, it can cause all manner of aches and pains. While most of the time these pains are the result of the frigid temperatures, it’s also possible that they’re symptoms of something more serious.
People often dismiss the early signs of PAD, attributing the pain they’re experiencing to external factors. This can be extremely detrimental to their long-term health, causing more serious problems to crop up down the road. It’s essential that you be proactive and seek diagnosis and treatment for your PAD if you believe that you may be suffering from it.
Symptoms of PAD include
- Extreme muscle cramping in your lower extremities when you exert yourself
- Pains that do not cease when exertion stops
- Wounds on your feet or toes that do not heal
- Lower temperatures in your legs or feet
- Slow nail or hair growth on the legs
If you’ve noticed any of the above symptoms, it’s important that you schedule your free PAD screening today. PAD vastly increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, and coronary artery disease. But, by exploring the treatment options available, you can reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
At Advanced Vascular Surgery, our goal is to ensure that all of our patients receive the treatment that they need. If you’re concerned about peripheral artery disease, we encourage you to browse our site, learn the signs and symptoms, and contact us to schedule your free screening today.