Before being diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, you will usually undergo a physical exam and ankle-brachial index (ABI) or another test that evaluates your vascular system to see if PAD is present. Once officially diagnosed, your doctor may suggest the following for peripheral artery disease treatment:
- Taking medication
- Lifestyle changes, such as more exercise and a healthy diet
- Vascular or endovascular surgery
Peripheral artery disease is a serious condition, and if left untreated, it can cause major injury to your vascular system, and even put you at risk for amputation. Contact University Surgical Associates today to schedule an appointment and find the best PAD treatment option for your situation.