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PAD: Be Careful of Changes in Your LimbsWhat are the causes of PAD?

Who is at most risk of developing PAD?

PAD is said to be more common among the following types of people.

Those over the age of 50
Men (8to 9 times more likely than women)
Smokers

What causes PAD?

PAD is caused by arteriosclerosis. The following are risk factors associated with arteriosclerosis.

Lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure
Obesity and a lack of exercise
Stress

The main risk factors associated with arteriosclerosis include smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia, stress and obesity. If any of these apply to you, take appropriate steps to improve your health.