Arterial Disease In the Legs and Feet Should Be Taken Seriously

If you’re at risk for heart attack and stroke, you also may be at risk for losing a leg or foot. Here’s what you need to know.

Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. Fats, cholesterol and white blood cells that form plaques in arteries that feed the heart muscle and brain also may accumulate in arteries elsewhere in the body. The arteries of the legs and feet are commonly affected, and many people at risk for heart attack and stroke develop peripheral arterial […]
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