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What are symptoms of peripheral artery disease?

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  • Blockage in the legs can lead to leg pain or cramps with activity (a condition called claudication), changes in skin color, sores or ulcers, and feeling tired in the legs. Total loss of circulation can lead to gangrene and loss of a limb.
  • Blockage in the renal arteries (arteries supplying the kidneys) can cause renal artery disease (stenosis). The symptoms include uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart failure, and abnormal kidney function.

From: Vascular Disease and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic: "Vascular Disease Overview."

Vascular Disease Foundation.

MedlinePlus: "Vascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Vascular Disease Overview."

Vascular Disease Foundation.

MedlinePlus: "Vascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

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