Peripheral artery disease is a common condition which affects the elderly in which there is narrowing of arteries which reduce blood flow to the arms or legs.
Peripheral artery disease is usually a sign of a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of the arteries that can reduce blood flow in the legs and, sometimes, the arms.
Patients with Peripheral artery disease are more likely to get stroke (Cerebral vascular accident) and coronary artery disease. They are cholesterol deposition (plague formation) and narrowing of blood vessel. When it comes to the legs we called it peripheral artery disease
If you have PAD, participating in supervised exercise training programs can improve and prolong your ability to walk longer distances.