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The Leg Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed

Posted 9/1/2014 by UHBlog

Fact: One in every 20 adults over 50 is affected by this condition. Fact: More than half of those affected have no symptoms. Fact: If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to disability and even amputation. The most important fact? This condition can be easily detected with one simple screening. The condition is peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and it occurs when fatty deposits or plaque build up inside the vessels that carry blood to the legs and feet. This can cause a lack of oxygen ...

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