Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
• Have Diabetes
• Smoke or used to smoke
• Have High blood pressure (hypertension) or are being treated for High blood pressure
• High cholesterol levels or are being treated for High cholesterol
• Have a history of Heart disease, Heart attack or Stroke
• Have a family history of PAD, Heart attack or Stroke
Approximately eight million people in the United States have PAD. Many of these people don’t know they have it. PAD can easily be diagnosed and if present can be in most cases easily treated with medication and lifestyle changes. Left untreated PAD can lead to more serious problems including heart attack and stroke as well as slow healing of wounds, development of sores or ulcerations on the feet and legs, gangrene, and amputation. At Suburban Podiatry Associates, we provide in office PAD testing utilizing the PADnet System. This non-invasive test is performed in the office and takes only 20 minutes to perform. The test is painless and reliable. Call our office today at 630-893-3668 to schedule an appointment for a PAD consultation and exam.