Because PAD cannot be cured, life after a diagnosis of PAD requires a long-term commitment to preserving the health of your arteries and preventing complications of the disease. The good news is that women who dedicate themselves to healthy lifestyle changes and follow their PAD treatment plan will have fewer symptoms, better walking ability, and an improved quality of life. The same changes that slow the progression of PAD and relieve your symptoms will also lower your risk of serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
This article lists some things you can do to give yourself the best chance of living well after a diagnosis of PAD.
- Control your PAD risk factors
- Follow your treatment plan
- Practice proper foot care
- Tips on controlling your symptoms