A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT PAD
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.