Achy feet, Numbness and Cramping Could Mean You Have Clogged Arteries

When we think about clogged arteries, we immediately think about our heart, but did you know that there are signs of clogged arteries on your feet? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is the buildup of cholesterol and plaque in the arteries that can lead to the extremities.

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Many times our feet hurt when walking and we think that it’s our old shoes, but it might be PAD. This can cause pain in your legs and feet, limiting your walking and other activities. Just like coronary artery disease, PAD is associated with atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of cholesterol in the arteries and throughout the body. This can point to heart problems, so it’s important to get screened.