Hey! My name is Marley and this is my health advice blog. Maintaining your health is easy when you are young. However, as you get older, you may develop illnesses and disorders as a result of your lifestyle choices. When I hit the age of 50 years old, I suddenly realised that I had a lot of problems which I had been ignoring for a long time. I decided to visit my doctor and seek help. Over the past year, I have worked closely with my doctor to improve my lifestyle and my health. I hope my blog inspires you to do the same.
5 February 2021
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a vascular condition that is characterised by the build-up of plaque on the inner walls of your arteries. This impairs blood circulation and can make it difficult for sufficient volumes of blood to reach your limbs. Developing PAD is often an early sign that you are at an increased risk of developing other vascular conditions, such as stroke or atherosclerosis. Having a family history of any vascular condition increases the likelihood of developing PAD, and although the exact cause of PAD is not fully understood, those who smoke, those who are obese and those with high cholesterol appear to be more susceptible to developing the condition.