Most treatments for
peripheral artery disease
(PAD) are directed at slowing the progression of the atherosclerosis that causes the disease. The first-line of treatment is often directed at treating the underlying causes, including
high blood pressure
, diabetes, blood fat disorders,
, sedentary lifestyle, and
Specific treatments for PAD include lifestyle changes, medications, and invasive procedures.
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