When this happens, there is zero productivity happening; no one is getting anything done (let’s pretend iPhones don’t exist for a minute) or delivering goods to areas that need it. In order for the city and surrounding areas to “stay alive,” we need traffic to flow.
CHRONICALLY TIRED? CRAMPING UP? PAIN IN YOUR LEGS?
This could be signs that you have peripheral artery disease.
Here is the scary part, physicians frequently fail to detect peripheral artery disease (PAD) because the symptoms look like so many other health issues, according to the American Heart Association. And make no mistake, PAD can be very serious so it’s important to take matters into your own hands to help the doctor accurately see the problem.
And make no mistake, PAD can be very serious so it’s important to take matters into your own hands to help the doctor accurately see the problem.
So, what exactly is PAD?
This occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis. Over the years, this plaque can harden and constrict the arteries, essentially slowly choking your body. PAD normally affects the arteries in the legs.
- Leg pain and cramping
- Numbness in legs
- Slower than normal healing
- Loss of hair on the legs
- Shiny skin
Keep in mind that none of the above symptoms may occur or be as noticeable, so it’s best to put your attention towards preventive care measures.
Prevention and Treatment
Here are our top 3 suggestions:
- Increasing physical activity
- Eating a plant-based diet
- Quitting smoking and drinking alcohol
Dietwise, consider eating more ginger (put it in your smoothies) and garlic. Vitamin E is particularly good for circulation, so nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds.
Also, you can’t go wrong with getting more antioxidants vitamins C, D, and E, beta-carotene, and selenium. This means hit your local farmer’s market and stock up on organic fruits and veggies.If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Pinterest. Thank you!