Each of us should have basic blood tests at least once a year to check the health of our body. There are also other ways to check our health. Taking this simple test will help you find out if you are at risk of developing peripheral arterial disease.
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Peripheral arterial disease They are often caused by arteritis, hardening of the arteries, blockages, or blood clots. Risk factors for this disease include: high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and hyperlipidemia. To estimate the risk of developing this disease, do a simple test yourself. It only takes a moment, and its result is so important that the disease can alert you before the first obvious symptoms appear.
To do this, lie on the floor and raise your feet up with your legs bent at a 45-degree angle with your body. Stay in this position for a few minutes. Then look at your feet and assess their color. If your feet are very pale and almost white in color, this is a sign that there may be a problem with your circulation. The discoloration can be seen on both feet or just one of them.
Peripheral arteries supply blood to the lower extremities. If the arteries are clogged, the muscles are not supplied with enough oxygen. In this case, we may feel pain and numbness in the legs. These are typical symptoms of peripheral artery disease and, if left untreated, can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Cardiovascular disease has been around for years The leading cause of death among Poles. Any alarming signs that may indicate these serious diseases should consult a doctor.
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