Peripheral artery disease is a circulatory problem where plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your limbs, particularly your legs. Blocked blood flow to your legs can cause pain, numbness and discomfort and, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications.
Vascular surgeon Paul DiMuzio, MD, FACS, director of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Jefferson and co-director of the Jefferson Vascular Center spoke with KYW NewsRadio about a recently published study that finds women with diabetes need patience when it comes to therapy and treatment.
“In general, the recommendation is to walk until they get pain and then perhaps a little bit farther,” Dr. DiMuzio told KWY. “We certainly don’t want to incapacitate anyone, but I think at the end of three months, you may not have the expected results and they might have to work a little bit harder in terms of length of time perhaps.”
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