How to Protect Yourself from Peripheral Artery Disease

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By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

For the last six months or so, I’ve been having problems with my hips and legs cramping when I walk, although they feel better once I stop. I thought it was just because I’m getting old, but my friend was telling me about a leg vein disease called PAD and thinks I may have it. What can you tell me about this condition?

Limping at 60

Dear Limping,

The health condition your friend is telling you about is known as “peripheral arterial disease” (or PAD), which is an under the radar disease that affects up to 12 million Americans.

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