A SPE­CIAL NOTE ABOUT PAD

Business Daily (Kenya) - - HEALTH -

If you have PAD, all the ar­ter­ies in your body are also likely to be dis­eased. This means that the blood sup­ply to both your heart and brain are com­pro­mised as well.

HEART: If the ar­ter­ies sup­ply­ing your heart are dis­eased, you have a con­di­tion known as ‘coro­nary artery dis­ease’ and it puts you at risk of get­ting a heart at­tack. In most cases, you get on and off ‘warn­ing chest pain’ med­i­cally known as ‘angina’. Never take chest pain for granted if you have PAD.

BRAIN: If the ar­ter­ies sup­ply­ing your brain are dis­eased, you have a con­di­tion known as ‘cere­bral vas­cu­lar dis­ease’ and it puts you at risk of get­ting a stroke. This may also come with warn­ing signs such as short term body weak­ness or blurred vi­sion. SEX­UAL DYSFUNCTION: Erec­tile dysfunction is com­mon in men with PAD. This is due to dam­age to the blood sup­ply to the pe­nis.

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