Most treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD) are directed at slowing the progression of the atherosclerosis that causes the disease. The first-line of treatment is often directed at treating the underlying causes, including high blood pressure , diabetes, blood fat disorders, smoking , sedentary lifestyle, and obesity .
Specific treatments for PAD include lifestyle changes, medications, and invasive procedures.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -