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Am I At Risk for PAD?

One of every six women who live past the age of 65 will develop PAD. Your risk of developing PAD depends on characteristics and conditions you have that increase your PAD risk, called risk factors.

The conditions below all make a woman more likely to develop PAD, and you can minimize your risk by getting them under control with lifestyle changes and medication. Click any title to learn what it is, how to know if you have it, and how it affects your risk of PAD.

You cannot change some of your risk factors for PAD. Even though you cannot change them, knowing you are at risk can motivate you to address the risk factors you can change. Risk factors for PAD that you have no control over include:

Recognizing which conditions are putting you at risk for PAD is the first step towards preventing PAD. See Preventing PAD: The Basics for tips on working with your doctor to get your risk factors under control and reduce your risk of developing PAD.

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