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Reducing Your Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Peripheral artery disease
(PAD) is caused by
which is a progressive condition. The same lifestyle changes used to manage PAD are also effective tools to prevent it. The following practices may help prevent peripheral artery disease:
- Eating a healthier diet
Controlling conditions that put you at risk for PAD, such as:
—Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any type of exercise.
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