The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
University Vascular is recognizing Men’s Health Week by calling attention to the scores of men who may have peripheral artery disease (PAD) and not even know it. PAD is a clinical condition caused by a lack of blood flow to the extremities, and most commonly affects the legs. Symptoms can include lower extremity pain, numbness and tingling, and even ulcers that do not heal normally. Patients at risk for PAD are also at increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Men at high risk for PAD are typically over 50, diabetic, smokers, and have a history of high blood pressure. While PAD is very serious and can lead to loss of a limb or death, treatment can straightforward. The vascular surgeons at University Vascular have developed RESTORE, an innovative procedure that treats PAD with an office-based procedure that allows the majority of patients to go home the same day, avoiding a lengthy and involved bypass procedure.
Celebrate Men’s Health Week by calling University Vascular and get screened for PAD.