September is P.A.D awareness month!
P.A.D stands for Peripheral Arterial Disease and is a serious disease that affects nearly 8 million Americans. As you get older, plaque builds up in your arteries in your legs which causes the arteries to harden and become narrow. When this happens, your legs have poor circulation. The hardened arteries found in people with P.A.D. are a sign they are likely to have hardened arteries to the heart and brain. That is why people with P.A.D are at high risk for having a heart attack or stroke.