Peripheral Arterial Disease is a common circulatory disorder that causes reduced blood flow to the limbs, most commonly the legs. Peripheral Arterial Disease involves a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly the arteries of the pelvis and legs. A buildup of fatty deposits, known as plaque, narrows or blocks these arteries. The most commonly affected arteries are the iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial. Peripheral Arterial Disease also can be an indicator of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in arteries that supply blood to other parts of the body, including the heart and brain. This disease is a growing one today, affecting an estimated 8.5 million Americans. The prevalence of the condition increases with age, affecting up to 20 percent of those over age 70. Peripheral Arterial disease also affects 1 in 3 diabetics over the age of 50.
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