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Fruits And Vegetables May Lower Risk Of PAD

Fruits And Vegetables May Lower Risk Of PAD

Fruits And Vegetables May Lower Risk Of PAD


Pain in the lower extremities may be indicative of a condition called peripheral artery disease, or PAD. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says PAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to the limbs, head and organs, contributing to atherosclerosis, or a hardening of the arteries. Blocked blood flow and eventual limited oxygen supply to these areas can cause pain and numbness. When severe enough, PAD may lead to tissue death.


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