Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Share information and advice about peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Discuss your diagnosis and treatments, share what you've learned along the way, and connect with others affected by this condition.

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Dad in hospital

principessa123
  • By principessa123 · New reply September 11, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Hi all, I've recently signed up to this sight in a bid to understand better about PAD. My is currently in hospital and had an artery bypass operation on his right leg a couple of weeks ago, he is also ...

Not sure

sharon19
  • By sharon19 · New reply August 30, 2013
  • 33 replies
  • Hi everyone , I am 48 and was just told i have a 100% completely blocked Aorta . Its blocked just above where it splits in 2 . Specialist told me to come back in 2 months time . Said its a very big opp ...

Where did this come from?

Jomcc
  • By Jomcc · New reply August 24, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • My dad had this disease and unfortunately did not have access to the treatments which we have today so he died quite young. My brother and I have both had aortabifemoral bypass . His surgeon in Ireland ...

Exercising with PAD

Kriner34
  • By Kriner34 · New reply August 21, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Hey Everyone, It’s been awhile for me. I had two stents in August 2012 and two more in January 2013. The August stents are holding their own. However, my January stents are now blocked. Instead of jumping ...

Not what I was hoping for

JackTack
  • By JackTack · New reply August 14, 2013
  • 32 replies
  • Well I went for what was suppose to be my angiogram however after I was all prepped the doctor doing the procedure wanted to check my pulses first. He couldn't get any in my feet at all, even with the ...

Where is Gorgeous? Mary?

OceanAnderson
  • By OceanAnderson · New reply August 12, 2013
  • 25 replies
  • It shows "inactive"....what does that mean? Ocean ...

PAD and Hypertension

natty198
  • By natty198 · New reply August 9, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Have had stents in arms for PAD, three blockages since December. Since April have had high blood pressure as high as 212/110. Last reading was 169/82. Waited yesterday for Vascular surgeon for three hours ...

Is it just me ?

blizzard2626
  • By blizzard2626 · New reply August 5, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Hello , I'm still here .Trying to get by . It is getting harder everyday . So does any one else feet hurt ? I mean the bottom of my feet feel bruised ,hot . When I first stand up I can hardly walk . If ...

Blocked abdominal aorta

JackTack
  • By JackTack · New reply July 23, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • After suffering with terrible leg pain and numbness when I walk for over two years they finally decided that perhaps my pain wasn't caused by my back injury and decided to send me for a vascular work ...

One legged water ski!

OceanAnderson
  • By OceanAnderson · New reply July 19, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • Hi guys I dont know how graceful I was, but this was tons of fun! BTW...my right leg never got tired....it was amazing, and the first time I noticed how the strength has built up since it began double ...

Blocked abdominal aorta

JackTack
  • By JackTack · New reply July 6, 2013
  • 35 replies
  • After suffering with terrible leg pain and numbness when I walk for over two years they finally decided that perhaps my pain wasn't caused by my back injury and decided to send me for a vascular work ...

STEM CELL FOR PAD

bubbe4
  • By bubbe4 · New reply June 22, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • See article below UH Case Medical Center launches novel clinical trial using stem cells to prevent amputation Investigational device could prevent or delay major amputation in patients with Critical Limb ...

VS Questions, etc.

ladyzoey
  • By ladyzoey · New reply June 5, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • Isn't a VS supposed to check the bottom of your feet? Strange, but my VS never has looked at the bottom of my feet. I have a few tiny little sores on the bottom of both feet that need to be looked at ...

PAD legs

Bill_Gooch
  • By Bill_Gooch · New reply June 2, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Last November I had angioplasty to reduce a clot in my right leg. Procedure was successful and leg is pain free. Doc went in through the left side of my groin, no pain and no bruising. Left leg was supposed ...

Treadmill/Gym

ladyzoey
  • By ladyzoey · New reply May 29, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • I know a few of you have joined a gym or have a treadmill at home. I plan to check out the nearby gym close to me tomorrow & ask them the usual questions. Does walking on a treadmill really help you ...

This is incredible. So well shot....

OceanAnderson
  • By OceanAnderson · New reply May 27, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • How many times we have all been in the hospital...how on point.... http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=cDDWvj_q- o8&sns=fb&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DcDD Wvj_q-o8%26sns%3Dfb ...

PAD new at this

littlesal
  • By littlesal · New reply May 9, 2013
  • 32 replies
  • Hi. After having severe cramps go through my leg for months, I finally talked to my doctors PA. He said it sounded like Claudication. When I went to the Vasular Surgeon, they confirmed it. I have a 70 ...

PAD, Sad, Mad, etc.

ladyzoey
  • By ladyzoey · New reply April 14, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Wrote a Journal last night - my first one - come visit me please! I feel as though I know so many of you as I have read & reread your posts for days & days. I thank you for taking the time to write about ...

Sick of Being Tired, and Tired of Being Sick

OceanAnderson
  • By OceanAnderson · New reply April 9, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hi All- I think the title says it all. Do any of you force yourself to lay down before the evening news in "the hope" that this will give you the energy to get thru the next day? Do you find yourselves ...

Keep walking!

nevaeh
  • By nevaeh · New reply April 3, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • I just got home from my check up with my vascular doctor. I had ultra sound for arteries in neck, my renal and illiac stents and pressure in my legs. I feel like my report was good as everything was about ...

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