September Is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month

Early Signs Of PAD Include Non-Healing Wounds And Late-Stage Consequences Include Amputation

  • Nearly 10 million Americans are living with PAD
  • 25% of people living with late-stage PAD may require an amputation within one year
  • 40% of those with PAD experience non symptoms or leg pain until a wound fails to heal

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PAD Facts at a Glance

We are joining the American Heart Association’s (AHA) initiative to reduce amputations by 20% by 2030 through increased PAD awareness, diagnosis and treatment. Read the AHA PAD Statement. Please join us by learning more about PAD and chronic wounds.

At-Risk Conditions

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Age above 65 years

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain or cramps while walking or exercising
  • Decreased hair growth on the feet or legs
  • Lower legs and feet that are cool to touch
  • Skin on the lower legs and feet is shiny

Signs and Symptoms Continued

  • Legs and feet appear pale when raised
  • Legs and feet appear bluish/purplish when hanging down
  • Weak or absent pulses in the legs or feet
  • Numbness or tingling in the feet and legs
  • A sore or wound on your legs, ankles, feet or toes that does not heal

Prevention and Treatment

  • Stop Smoking
  • Exercise often
  • Follow a low-fat diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Control your blood sugar
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Check for wounds every day

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Toolkit

Help spread the word about PAD and the risk for chronic wounds. Access the resources below for infographics and stickers to share with your medical team and patients, along with ways to share your experience on social media.

Download the 2021 infographics, including Spanish versions.

Pad Infographics

Create your own posts with informative graphic images.

SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGES

Print and share our 2021 PAD Stickers.

STICKERS Template

 

Resources to help prevent and heal chronic wounds

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Foot Health & Preventing Wounds

Find out who is most at risk for common types of foot ulcers and how to prevent them.

Foot Health & Preventing Wounds

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Advanced Wound Care Treatments

Learn more about the advanced wound care treatments that can help chronic wounds heal faster.

Advanced Wound Care Treatments

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Arterial and Venous Ulcers

Understand the risks of arterial and venous ulcers, learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.

arterial vs venous ulcer

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)

Understand the risks of diabetic foot ulcers, learn steps to prevent them and options for treatment.

diabetic foot ulcer

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